The MonkeyMedia Software story began 20 years ago at Tony’s Deli in Vancouver. Tony’s Deli had a thriving retail and catering operation, desperate for innovation. As Erle Dardick, owner at Tony’s Deli, and eventually founder & CEO at MonkeyMedia Software, realized, his retail point-of-sale register did not have the functionality to manage the complexities of his off-premise service channels. Specifically, around his catering business, where an advanced tool set was required to manage his customers (CRM), their orders, invoicing, and the production and distribution of his catering orders.

Luckily, Dardick, with a couple of web developers who were building web-based software in the same building as Tony’s Deli, created the business logic and solution set required to effectively and efficiently manage takeout, delivery, and catering service channels for Tony’s Deli. When Dardick sold Tony’s Deli in 2002, he realized the market opportunity for the software platform and started MonkeyMedia Software. Today MonkeyMedia Software’s MONKEY platform serves more than 80 restaurant brands covering over 6,000 restaurant locations across the US and Canada.

While software was the primary business for MonkeyMedia Software, the group has now evolved to three divisions. In addition to MonkeyMedia Software, The Catering Institute, was created to help restaurant operators focus on the business strategy, education and program development associated with off-premise service channels. It is now a division focused on education and consulting, helping restaurant operators grow their off-premise sales. Catering Insights also was established to highlight off-premise best practices and focuses on storytelling and thought leadership within the off-premise space.

Food delivery has always been a part of the company’s DNA, which is why two years ago the team at MonkeyMedia Software saw the need to enhance their distribution tool-set. MonkeyMedia Software has also created a mobile app that helps drivers manage their deliveries, enables restaurants to track their drivers, and lets customers know where their deliveries are in route.


We are fanatical software architects with restaurants in our DNA

We help restaurant operators grow sales & increase profits by educating them to become experts at feeding their customers where they live, work and play.  Enterprise order management, multi-channel guest ordering and 3rd party integrations. Nobody does off-premise better.


Founder & CEO, MonkeyMedia Software and The Catering Institute™


Erle is responsible for leading the company’s efforts to further enhance its brand reputation among key constituencies including restaurant companies, supply chain partners, media partners, business partners, investors and industry boards. Erle serves as the company’s brand ambassador and works with the company’s business units to support key growth initiatives. He is the primary spokesperson for the company’s community initiatives, including a documentary film called Back to Basics and The Catering Institute’s community education outreach programs.

Before MonkeyMedia Software, Erle was CEO, at Tony’s Deli & Catering Company. Erle built a $2 million takeout, delivery and catering powerhouse, where he designed the framework of a scalable business strategy to maximize off-premise restaurant sales.


Get Catering and Grow Sales!™


A Strategic Perspective for the Multi-Unit Restaurant Executive

Authored by Erle Dardick



President, MonkeyMedia Software™


Mo is an expert at aligning technology development and corporate strategy to enable MonkeyMedia Software to anticipate, shape and lead major market trends. As part of his duties, he directs technology and operational innovation across the company.

Mo is responsible for the day-to-day operations for the company including sales, operations, growth initiatives and investments in strategic alliances. Customer success is his first priority and is the groundwork of the culture that he sets with his team. Mo is passionate about helping customers achieve high levels of accomplishment and productivity through the use of technology inside organizations. Mo’s emphasis on leadership and people development is geared towards creating an inclusive, diverse workspace where everyone can contribute and reach their full potential.



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