You make great food. Our job is to bring it to as many people as we can. With FOODWORKS, we do the legwork to find you prime pop-up space so you can keep doing what you do best.
We place you in highly visible pop-up locations in office buildings, retail complexes, college campuses and other venues so you can do what you do best: make delicious food. Here’s how we get it done:
As part of global hospitality firm Compass Group/Eurest, we have access to prime locations serving a wide customer base. Your customers are virtually guaranteed.
We outfit every FOODWORKS station with the equipment you and your staff need to prepare your signature food. We help with operational and marketing support, too.
We typically rotate our restaurant partners on weekly basis, but we’re super flexible and will work with you to determine the best schedule and location.
Because we want you to succeed! It’s a low-risk, rent-free partnership. You don’t pay us a dime, and you get the majority of the revenue from your pop-ups, not to mention the chance to build your business and brand.
We adjust your pop-up schedule and locations based on your needs, not ours.
FOODWORKS exposes you to new customers, an intangible benefit that can’t be measured.
It’s a low-risk way to grow, whether you have a brick-and-mortar or want to open your first.
“Outside of the additional revenue, FOODWORKS has given us marketing exposure. We've gotten catering opportunities from just one week of doing a pop-up. That's exactly the exposure I was looking for in our second year of being open.”
“You’ve gotta generate buzz. You’ve gotta get people genuinely excited about what you’re doing, and that’s what FOODWORKS does. They’re all about bringing local flavor to downtown Detroit.”
“For FOODWORKS to reach out to us and offer us this opportunity as a small business, to come into their cafes and be a part of what’s going on with downtown Detroit, that's been a blessing.”
“FOODWORKS has an expansive network, so we try to go to as many locations as possible. You’re able to reach a different base of people, which is always great for business.”
“FOODWORKS struck us as an interesting concept because we’ve been trying to grow for so many years now. People ask us all the time about opening up another location, but the timing hasn’t worked out. So when FOODWORKS presented this to us, I was like, ‘Wow, we can go into these different locations and serve our food without having to open an actual store.’”
“With FOODWORKS, we saw an opportunity to work in a professional kitchen with professional chefs. It’s about learning every aspect of the food industry, and it’s helped us better serve our customers’ needs at our food truck.”
“FOODWORKS has been the perfect opportunity for us, especially in the summertime. Normally, restaurants in Arizona drop 10 to 15 percent in business due to the heat, but we haven’t had that this year at all… I sell out of my signature Crispy Garlic Chicken every time. It doesn’t matter how much I bring. And I can see sales of that dish increase at my restaurant.”
“FOODWORKS is great to work with. They make it very easy, from setting up to payment. It’s just a no-brainer, and Shannon [Kubina, general manager for FOODWORKS in Detroit] is amazing to work with.”
“FOODWORKS cares about my profitability. They ask me, ‘How much do you need to make to make this work for you?’ I know my break-even point and they’ve been so cognizant of that, putting us in locations where we’ve blown that number out of the water several times over. It feels like a true partnership.
I can’t emphasize enough how understanding they are. You have to be, otherwise small businesses are never going to gain visibility. FOODWORKS doesn’t compromise on the quality of restaurants they work with, but at the same time, they’re super flexible. That balance is hard to come by.
Our second brick-and-mortar location is due in no small part to our relationship with FOODWORKS.”
FOODWORKS is a division of global hospitality leader Compass Group/Eurest. Like our parent company, we take a food-first approach. We care deeply about quality, sustainability and integrity in sourcing, and we deliver that to our guests daily across our dining venues.
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