Restaurant owners understand the importance of special dishes that draw in customers. They don’t have to be fancy–some restaurants have drawn attention for doing very simple things exquisitely well–but they do have be delicious, and presented in a beautiful way.
Two things that can seriously harm a restaurant business are running out of the necessary ingredients to make their signature dishes, and not having enough of a regular supply to create signature dishes in the first place. Software like FoodCo can help restaurant owners and managers perfect their ordering and inventory management.
Find out what the customer favorites really are
If you’re relying on the reports of chefs and servers, unfortunately, you won’t have an accurate picture of which dishes and drinks are truly selling out. With the slick and easy to learn FoodCo software, you’ll be able to accurately plan your menu, and track what’s making you money and what isn’t. You’ll be able to determine which of your recipes are the most cost effective with food and beverage cost control reports, and push them with specials and exciting events.
FoodCo also helps you by:
- Calculating increases as you scale up. The art of creating that single serving; let the software do the hard work of figuring out how much more you need when you’re serving an entire dining room.
- Engineering your next menu. Make it easier to compile the necessary information that keeps your menu up to date and fresh. You could do it by hand, but why in the world would you if you didn’t have to?
Make sure you never run out of key ingredients
Keeping a clean and well run kitchen is important for many reasons, and not the least of which is knowing exactly which ingredients you need to order, and which ones are in surplus. With the inventory control elements of FoodCo, you’ll always know exactly what is available, and when you need to reorder. You’ll avoid disappointing a diner who came in hoping for their favorite dish, and had to be told to choose something else. You’ll be able to plan for ingredients that are reaching the end of their shelf life with special sales or promotions.
FoodCo includes the ability to:
- Maintain a comprehensive inventory database, so that you always know exactly what’s in your kitchen and bar.
- Compare prices, to make sure that you’re always getting the best possible price from your vendors. The restaurant business lives and breathes tiny margins, and every cent counts.
- Run your kitchen more smoothly because your vision will be complete.
Seamless integration with the software you already use
If FoodCo sounds like a great concept, but the headache of yet another system for your servers and kitchen staff to manage is just too much, keep reading. FoodCo integrates seamlessly with the software you already use, including:
- Point-of-sale (POS)
- Vendor and supplier systems
- Accounts payable and receivable
- PDA Hand-held devices
FoodCo isn’t here to make running your kitchen harder; it’s here to simplify the experience as much as possible.
When you’re planning out your restaurant, don’t forget the many benefits of FoodCo to keeping your kitchen operational without headaches. From food and beverage cost calculations to inventory reports to menu planning, FoodCo makes everything simple. Contact us today to find out what FoodCo can do for your business.