Making the Move to Inventory Management Software for Your Restaurant

Are you currently using spreadsheets or pen and paper for managing your inventory? We know that making the switch to inventory management software for your restaurant can seem daunting, but the benefits make it worth the effort. We’re going to explore what makes changing your system so beneficial, and what you can ultimately hope to […]

Are Plant-Based Proteins the Way Forward?

As society evolves, the restaurant industry must evolve alongside it. In its current state, we’re seeing more restaurants offering plant-based proteins to consumers looking to either change their diets, align their dining options with their ethical values, or just try something new. This presents an interesting situation for some restaurants, as there are a number […]

How to Set Yourself up for Success in Inventory Management

When looking at how to set yourself up for success in managing your restaurant’s inventory, there are a number of key areas to examine and address to maximize your ROI. The BC Cook Articulation Committee identified five steps to effective inventory management. Set up systems to track and record inventory. Develop specifications and procedures for […]

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 […]

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 […]

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