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 […]

Understanding PAR Levels in Restaurant Inventory Management

In the restaurant business, “PAR level” is an industry term for effective inventory management. Specifically, Periodic Automatic Replacement or PAR is a system for figuring out the minimum level of inventory you need on hand for a given period of time. Ideally, a PAR level system will tell you the minimum quantity of any given […]

Bar Inventory Software: Take Control of Your Costs

Food and beverage inventory control is not just for restaurants and large chain operations: bars, lounges and nightclubs also need inventory solutions for effective cost and profit management. Bar inventory software is your all-in-one digital tool for powerful ordering, tracking and reporting systems, helping you streamline and maintain your establishment’s liquor and bar inventory. Optimum […]

What is Restaurant Inventory Management Software? (And why does your hospitality business need it?)

How you manage your bar or restaurant inventory can make or break your hospitality business. Successful inventory management involves accurately tracking your food and beverage inventory stocks, making the most cost-effective purchasing decisions, and ordering your stock at the optimal level of demand. But how you decide to manage your inventory is just as important […]

How to Save Your Profits Despite Menu Substitutions

If recent consumer trends are any indication, it’s only going to be more and more common that customers at your restaurant will request substitutions to the menu items they order. Be it allergies, intolerances, diet restrictions or just individual preference, the list of possible substitution requests is nearly endless – while the opportunity to prepare […]

The High Cost of Foodborne Illnesses to Restaurants

A single outbreak of a foodborne illness in your restaurant could cost you millions of dollars according to new research. Regardless of the size of your establishment, one foodborne outbreak can lead to millions of dollars in lost revenue, fines, lawsuits, legal fees, insurance premium increases, inspection costs and staff retraining. The findings, based on […]

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