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Best Practices For Fulfilling Mobile Orders: A Complete Checklist

Best Practices For Fulfilling Mobile Orders: A Complete Checklist

As more venues embrace mobile ordering this year, operators are increasingly noticing the importance of operations in a successful rollout. Having an easy-to-use platform is only half the battle won, ultimately it comes down to the execution. Our team has 6+ years of...

4 Ways People Can Find Your Concession Stand On Their Phone

4 Ways People Can Find Your Concession Stand On Their Phone

As concession stand managers and operators scramble to find the best concession stand ideas in a post COVID-19 world, sometimes it's not the new menu items that matter the most, but how your concession stand is operated. Implementing mobile ordering like FanFood means...

Managing Risks Across the Fan Journey in 2021

Managing Risks Across the Fan Journey in 2021

As we help venues re-open this year with contactless ordering technologies, we understand that mobile ordering is only one piece of the overall re-opening plan puzzle. Pre-Event 1. Create marketing campaigns for pre-event build up It's important to educate your event...

Ep. 46: Fan Engagement, Technology & Pivoting with Scott San Emeterio

Ep. 46: Fan Engagement, Technology & Pivoting with Scott San Emeterio

Ep. 46: Fan Engagement, Technology & Pivoting with Scott San Emeterio In each episode of The GameDay Playbook presented by FanFood, Rob Cressy discusses how leaders are transforming the sports and live entertainment industry by leveraging technology to enhance the...

Ep. 36: Generating Fan Engagement Without Games with Nick Lawson

Ep. 36: Generating Fan Engagement Without Games with Nick Lawson

Ep. 36: Generating Fan Engagement Without Games with Nick Lawson In each episode of The GameDay Playbook presented by FanFood, Rob Cressy discusses how leaders are transforming the sports and live entertainment industry by leveraging technology to enhance the fan...

Ep. 45: Elevating The Fighting Fan Experience with Donn Davis

Ep. 45: Elevating The Fighting Fan Experience with Donn Davis

Ep. 45: Elevating The Fighting Fan Experience with Donn Davis In each episode of The GameDay Playbook presented by FanFood, Rob Cressy discusses how leaders are transforming the sports and live entertainment industry by leveraging technology to enhance the fan...

Ep. 44: How eSports is Adapting & Building Community: John Davidson

Ep. 44: How eSports is Adapting & Building Community: John Davidson

Ep. 44: How eSports is Adapting & Building Community: John Davidson In each episode of The GameDay Playbook presented by FanFood, Rob Cressy discusses how leaders are transforming the sports and live entertainment industry by leveraging technology to enhance the...

Ep. 43: Building the Spikeball Community with Chris Ruder

Ep. 43: Building the Spikeball Community with Chris Ruder

Ep. 43: Building the Spikeball Community with Chris Ruder In each episode of The GameDay Playbook presented by FanFood, Rob Cressy discusses how leaders are transforming the sports and live entertainment industry by leveraging technology to enhance the fan experience...

Ep. 42: Grassroots Opportunities with Rich Scorza

Ep. 42: Grassroots Opportunities with Rich Scorza

Ep. 42: Grassroots Opportunities with Rich Scorza In each episode of The GameDay Playbook presented by FanFood, Rob Cressy discusses how leaders are transforming the sports and live entertainment industry by leveraging technology to enhance the fan experience and...

Ep. 41: Sports Content Innovation with Jay Sharman

Ep. 41: Sports Content Innovation with Jay Sharman

Ep. 41: Sports Content Innovation with Jay Sharman In each episode of The GameDay Playbook presented by FanFood, Rob Cressy discusses how leaders are transforming the sports and live entertainment industry by leveraging technology to enhance the fan experience and...

Ep. 40: Engaging The Fluid Fan with Josh Walker

Ep. 40: Engaging The Fluid Fan with Josh Walker

Ep. 40: Engaging The Fluid Fan with Josh Walker In each episode of The GameDay Playbook presented by FanFood, Rob Cressy discusses how leaders are transforming the sports and live entertainment industry by leveraging technology to enhance the fan experience and...

Ep. 38: Evolution of Sports, Content & Fan Engagement with Gabby Roe

Ep. 38: Evolution of Sports, Content & Fan Engagement with Gabby Roe

Ep. 38: Evolution of Sports, Content & Fan Engagement with Gabby Roe In each episode of The GameDay Playbook presented by FanFood, Rob Cressy discusses how leaders are transforming the sports and live entertainment industry by leveraging technology to enhance the...

How Should Booster Clubs Fundraise After COVID-19

How Should Booster Clubs Fundraise After COVID-19

Delayed or canceled seasons have greatly hindered booster clubs' abilities to raise money in 2020. However, with the recent news of successful vaccine trials and expedited approval process by the FDA, hopes are high that early next year the U.S. can start...

How Is the Pandemic Changing Minor League Baseball Team Operations?

How Is the Pandemic Changing Minor League Baseball Team Operations?

Major changes await Minor League Baseball. The minor league system will likely look vastly different in 2021. MiLB is expected to see a 25% reduction to the number of affiliated teams, down to approximately 120 from 160 squads. The Professional Baseball...

Expect These Changes to Stadium Concessions Operation in 2021

Expect These Changes to Stadium Concessions Operation in 2021

2021 is likely to be a big year for stadiums. It's likely the year for the industry to finally leave behind the gloom of the pandemic. It's the year of hope — especially given the promising news of mass vaccination which, albeit a tremendous undertaking and a very...

The Future of Hotels: Trends to Watch in 2021

The Future of Hotels: Trends to Watch in 2021

With their entire business revolved around services, and the people who deliver them, how can hotels execute a socially distanced service model during and after a pandemic? The hospitality industry has suffered greatly this past year, second only to the airlines. As...

2020: Year In Review

2020: Year In Review

2020 took many turns we didn't expect. For a startup on the trajectory towards rapid growth in the beginning of the year, one can only imagine the shock and denial we felt upon realizing that gatherings and events wouldn't come back anytime soon. Our product, after...

How to Increase Hotel Revenue by Improving the Room Service

How to Increase Hotel Revenue by Improving the Room Service

With social distancing being top of mind for most people, room service popularity has been on the rise. What used to be considered a premium service is now hailed for its convenience and safety. Research by PWC showed that 86% of guests are ready to pay more for great...

Top 5 Tech Trends Transforming In-Stadium Fan Experience

Top 5 Tech Trends Transforming In-Stadium Fan Experience

The focus has shifted from a "game-focused" experience to more of an fan-focused experience. Studies have shown that fans attend live sports games mostly for the immersive experience and exciting atmosphere. No longer is everyone coming to the ballpark, grabbing a bag...

How Should Stadiums, Venues and Restaurants Manage Coronavirus

How Should Stadiums, Venues and Restaurants Manage Coronavirus

How should stadiums, venues and restaurants manage coronavirus "People aren’t going to be comfortable sitting shoulder to shoulder for quite a while.“ — Jon Taffer, Host of Bar Rescue   It’s been months and we’ve finally let it sink in — nothing is ever going to be...

Ep. 41: Sports Content Innovation with Jay Sharman

Ep. 41: Sports Content Innovation with Jay Sharman

Ep. 41: Sports Content Innovation with Jay Sharman In each episode of The GameDay Playbook presented by FanFood, Rob Cressy discusses how leaders are transforming the sports and live entertainment industry by leveraging technology to enhance the fan experience and...

Live Chat with FanFood CEO: How Venues Should Prepare for Reopening

Live Chat with FanFood CEO: How Venues Should Prepare for Reopening

Live Chat with FanFood CEO: How Venues Should Prepare for Reopening Last Thursday we hosted a live stream with Carson Goodale, CEO and Co-Founder of FanFood. Amidst the uncertainties during this shelter in place period, one thing is certain: venues will eventually...

Ep. 40: Engaging The Fluid Fan with Josh Walker

Ep. 40: Engaging The Fluid Fan with Josh Walker

Ep. 40: Engaging The Fluid Fan with Josh Walker In each episode of The GameDay Playbook presented by FanFood, Rob Cressy discusses how leaders are transforming the sports and live entertainment industry by leveraging technology to enhance the fan experience and...

How Businesses Use Mobile Ordering Creatively to Generate Revenue

How Businesses Use Mobile Ordering Creatively to Generate Revenue

How Businesses Use Mobile Ordering Creatively to Generate Revenue   Adaptability isn’t unique to startups. While it’s true that FanFood thrives on challenges that require flexibility and resourcefulness, we’re also very lucky to have like-minded partners on this...

Ep. 38: Evolution of Sports, Content & Fan Engagement with Gabby Roe

Ep. 38: Evolution of Sports, Content & Fan Engagement with Gabby Roe

Ep. 38: Evolution of Sports, Content & Fan Engagement with Gabby Roe In each episode of The GameDay Playbook presented by FanFood, Rob Cressy discusses how leaders are transforming the sports and live entertainment industry by leveraging technology to enhance the...

Ep. 39: How Barstool Sports Engages Fans with Andrew Meeks

Ep. 39: How Barstool Sports Engages Fans with Andrew Meeks

Ep. 39: How Barstool Sports Engages Fans with Andrew Meeks In each episode of The GameDay Playbook presented by FanFood, Rob Cressy discusses how leaders are transforming the sports and live entertainment industry by leveraging technology to enhance the fan experience...

Keep Your Fans Engaged During The Coronavirus Crisis: Why & How

Keep Your Fans Engaged During The Coronavirus Crisis: Why & How

Keep Your Fans Engaged During The Coronavirus Crisis: Why & How It was only within days that the country, particularly the sports and live entertainment industry, suddenly realized the actual severity of the coronavirus. Quarantine restrictions have led the...

The Future of Stadiums: What To Do Between Now and The Next Season?

The Future of Stadiums: What To Do Between Now and The Next Season?

This year has been so shrouded in uncertainty that we have learned to accept and live with it. On the one hand, new coronavirus cases in the U.S. have topped 8.7M with deaths surpassing 225,000. On the other hand, Pfizer has already applied for first approval of its...

How Should Booster Clubs Fundraise After COVID-19

How Should Booster Clubs Fundraise After COVID-19

Delayed or canceled seasons have greatly hindered booster clubs' abilities to raise money in 2020. However, with the recent news of successful vaccine trials and expedited approval process by the FDA, hopes are high that early next year the U.S. can start...

How Is the Pandemic Changing Minor League Baseball Team Operations?

How Is the Pandemic Changing Minor League Baseball Team Operations?

Major changes await Minor League Baseball. The minor league system will likely look vastly different in 2021. MiLB is expected to see a 25% reduction to the number of affiliated teams, down to approximately 120 from 160 squads. The Professional Baseball...

Expect These Changes to Stadium Concessions Operation in 2021

Expect These Changes to Stadium Concessions Operation in 2021

2021 is likely to be a big year for stadiums. It's likely the year for the industry to finally leave behind the gloom of the pandemic. It's the year of hope — especially given the promising news of mass vaccination which, albeit a tremendous undertaking and a very...

10 Things To Consider When Implementing Contactless Ordering

10 Things To Consider When Implementing Contactless Ordering

10 Things To Consider When Implementing Contactless Ordering Contactless and cashless ordering seemed to have become the expectation almost overnight. Being immersed in this space every day, our team has been busy working with any and all locations imaginable to help...

5 Industries That Are Saying Goodbye to Cash

5 Industries That Are Saying Goodbye to Cash

5 Industries That Are Saying Goodbye to Cash The past few years have seen a rise in businesses going cashless, and COVID-19 has accelerated 3-5 years worth of cashless ordering adoption to within 6 months.    In addition to the fact over half of Americans...

FanFood Demo Day: Recap and Q&A

FanFood Demo Day: Recap and Q&A

FanFood Demo Day: Recap and Q&A While there are multiple online and mobile ordering platforms on the market, it can be difficult trying to understand the differences of each one and identify the right option for your operation.   There's no better way to make...

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