How to Cater Your Office Holiday Party From Your Favorite Fast-Food Joints (Slideshow)

Relax — someone else can handle the food without busting your budget


Go with the classic fast-food catering option this holiday season with Quiznos. The chain offers salads, cookies, chips, and sodas on its big order menu, but what you really want is the subs. You can go old school with the classic sub tray featuring the Classic Italian sub, Turkey Club, Turkey Ranch & Swiss sub, and more. However, if you love the signature Quiznos flavors, go for the chicken sub tray, starring Baja, mesquite, and honey mustard flavored sandwiches.


Want to fry up your holiday? Hit up your local Chick-fil-A. The chicken sandwich joint offers a wide variety of its menu favorites, including Chick-n-Strips party-ready trays, nuggets, and mini versions of its famous chicken sandwiches, called Chick-fil-A Nibbles. Not feeling fried chicken? You can also get grilled chicken wraps, garden salads, and fruit trays.


Is there any party food that is as time-honored as the extra-large sub? We think not. Have a sandwich as tall as your Christmas tree this holiday season with this signature party food from Subway. With subs that range anywhere from 3 feet to a whopping 27 feet, all of Subway’s signature sandwiches, such as the Italian BMT, Subway Club, and Veggie Delite, are available to be super-sized for your holiday party. If you want to be healthy this winter, tap into Subway’s Fresh Fit platter, featuring enough low-calorie sandwiches to feed up to nine people.

Boston Market

Throw an awesome party without sacrificing holiday food staples by using Boston Market’s catering options. Boston Market’s lengthy catering menu features seasonally appropriate buffet entrées like roasted turkey breast, meatloaf, and rotisserie chicken, as well as classic holiday sides such as mashed potatoes, green beans, stuffing, and sweet potato casserole. You can have homemade flavors without actually making anything at home.

Panda Express

Whether you’re tapping into the American-Jewish tradition of eating massive amounts of Chinese food on Christmas at your holiday party or if you just really like chowing down on chow mein, Panda Express can fulfill your craving this December. Their party trays — which can serve up to 30 people — have classic Chinese takeout options, including orange chicken, broccoli beef, and veggie spring rolls. Plus, every party tray comes with fortune cookies, which can offer up wise (or not-so-wise) words of wisdom as you enter a new year.


Nothing says “Feliz Navidad” quite like burritos. And even though Chipotle isn’t necessarily the most authentic Mexican cuisine around, there’s no denying that it’s a people-pleaser for any holiday party as it offers a little something for everyone. Chipotle has several catering options, including burritos by the box for as few as six people. Their most appealing catering plan features a make-your-own taco option, featuring all the signature fillings and up to three choices of meat.

White Castle

If you really want to party hard this holiday season, hit up your local White Castle for one of their Crave Cases. You can get up to 100 of their steam-grilled burgers in the ultimate Crave Crate. Not feeling burgers? You can also get turkey sliders, bacon sandwiches, or a veggie slider (you know, for your health). For good measure, you can also add fries to your order. And now you’ll be having a happy holiday!