One of the hardest things to master when you own a bar is setting drink prices. Finding the sweet spot where you can make profits and still drive sales is important. You definitely don’t want to be the bar that is too expensive and always empty or too cheap and losing money. So, how do … Continued

Are You Making Purchasing Mistakes?

Purchasing includes much more than just buying the products that you need for your restaurant. It includes determining the product grade and quantities, choosing the right supplier, and negotiating a price, among other responsibilities. Making the right decision is crucial as it can really affect your profit margins. If you’re not sure if you’re making … Continued

Inventory Management Software Mobile

TracRite Software President Jeff Hands has been asked for his input on the key important features of inventory management systems for Camcode’s blog. Also an experienced restaurateur, Jeff has pulled valuable insights from his experience of helping hospitality and restaurant owners for over 20 years to create a thoroughly informed response. Read this piece to … Continued

5 Common Causes of Storage Losses

  In the restaurant business, proper food storage is crucial for any business to be successful. And the freshness of the products is solely determined by how well the storage of these are maintained and monitored. But often, a large amount of food never makes it from storage onto the plates. These storage losses cost … Continued

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Jeff Hands, Optimum Control’s President, is delighted to announce that he has been featured on Flarrio.com. Jeff was asked to share his insights on technology’s continual evolution and enhanced application in the food service industry. Inspired by his deep well of knowledge about TracRite Software’s programs and the importance of networking infrastructure upgrades in an … Continued

What is Cutting into Your Restaurant Profit?

One of the biggest misconceptions that many restaurant owners have is that delicious food and a nice setting will be enough to allow their business to flourish. Although those two ingredients are crucial, if you don’t take control of expenses, or figure out what is cutting into your profits, you could end up bankrupt in … Continued

How to Rein in Food Costs

Food costs can make or break a restaurant business. If owners are not up-to-date on their inventory, supplier pricing, and waste management, they can experience significant cuts to their profit margins. If your business needs more help to manage expenses, here we outline five things you can start doing today to rein in your food … Continued

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Operating a restaurant along the frontlines of exciting sporting action can appear to be a dream come true, but without careful planning it can go terribly wrong. Most restaurants throw money away without knowing it, and operating an establishment on a golf course isn’t immune to financial instability. Here are some ways you can avert … Continued

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To efficiently manage and maintain your restaurant’s inventory from a digital perspective, restaurant management software such as Optimum Control’s range of streamlined programs and services is ideal. Acting as a clutter-free window into the inner mechanics and workings of your establishment’s various systems, it is ideal for business owners keen on simplifying purchasing and ordering … Continued

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Optimum Control’s President, Jeff Hands, is pleased to announce he has been featured on Wonolo.com. Given his success in business, Jeff was asked to share his insights for other entrepreneurs; on starting a business and his secrets to success. Jeff shares his unconventional professional journey that began as a carpenter specializing in restaurant construction and … Continued

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