Top 10 Restaurant Management Tips

Running a restaurant or bar is a hectic job – you’re in charge of staff, customers, budgets and overall management of valuable food and beverage inventory. Each day can present new challenges and problems to solve, as can slower seasons and competition from other establishments in your neighbourhood. Successful food and beverage providers know that […]

Restaurant Inventory Management – Your Guide to Kitchen Inventory 101

It’s little wonder that running a restaurant is considered a stressful career. Managing frequent deadlines, numerous staff, and demanding customers all day long are challenging but necessary parts of working in the restaurant industry. But when you also consider that profit margins are very narrow in the restaurant business, you’ll begin to appreciate why carefully […]

Understanding Variance: Your Restaurant’s Money-Making Tool

QSR Magazine has published an article by our President and Chief Visionary, Jeff Hands, on how restaurant owners and managers can use variance to save more money on their bottom line. From understanding the basic formulas and concepts to using restaurant inventory management software, Jeff’s article tells you everything you need to know to make […]

Allergens 101: What’s Really In Your Menu?

Our President and Chief Visionary, Jeff Hands, has been featured in Modern Restaurant Management magazine. Read Jeff’s article on the importance of tracking and reporting all the ingredients and possible allergens on your menu — and how your restaurant inventory management software makes it easy and accurate: Allergens 101: Do You Really Know What Your […]

Restaurant Reporting (Your Key to Saving Money)

In a nutshell, a successful business is all about the numbers. Are you making enough money to cover your costs, pay your staff, and pay yourself? Can you save on any costs to make a profit, or to reinvest in your business to remain competitive? Are you charging enough for each menu item? Can you […]

Restaurant Menu Costing: What You Need to Know and Why

If you’re going to run a successful restaurant business, there are a few management tasks you simply cannot avoid: counting your inventory, tracking your sales, and restaurant menu costing. Menu costing is particularly essential to protecting your bottom line. In the restaurant industry, your sale prices are your only source of revenue – to stay […]

Too Much or Too Little? How to use an Inventory Turnover Ratio

There are many ratios and numbers that are important when it comes to not only managing your inventory, but your entire operations. The inventory turnover ratio – or ITR – affects more than just your inventory, it also affects your food costing, menu pricing, ordering, purchasing and more. It’s important to understand that, like all best […]

New Year, New Business Habits: Getting it Right with a Restaurant Inventory App

If the wind up to the New Year has you looking for new ways to streamline your restaurant business and boost profits, then inventory management is a great place to focus your resolutions. Effective restaurant inventory management can be as easy as a touch of a button with Optimum Control’s suite of restaurant inventory apps […]

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