Optimum Control + notch Ordering Case Study

After working with Oliver & Bonacini for years, we’re thrilled to be able to help further the efficiencies and optimizations offered by Optimum Control through our partnership with notch. We had a chance to sit down with Eric Schrank, O&B’s Food and Beverage Director, to see what makes the combination of notch and Optimum Control […]

How Will Inflation Affect Restaurants?

Inflation is inevitable, we all know this; however, what doesn’t have to be inevitable is the effect it has on your business. By diversifying your approach to combating inflation, you’ll have multiple opportunities to lower your overall costs and minimize the risk to your business. This article will discuss the effects that inflation may have […]

Food Costing

Food Costing 101

Have you been running your restaurant, and while consistently turning over covers, your profits don’t seem to be increasing? One of the first areas to look at is your food costing. The content of this article will cover what food costing is, how to calculate your restaurant’s food cost, and how you can use your […]

Restaurant Marketing

Bring in Customers on a Small Marketing Budget

In a world where those with the largest marketing budgets tend to grab the largest piece of the pie when it comes to profit, how do the smaller restaurants manage to break through and grab some of the attention? While larger billboards and flyers can have a large impact, the impact of effective digital marketing […]

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 […]

How to Maximize the Shelf Life of Your Ingredients

When looking at your restaurant’s inventory management, one doesn’t have to go far in order to see one of the largest areas of waste: ingredients spoiling. By ensuring your ingredients last as long as possible, you’ll be reducing the need to order new inventory unless demand requires it, potentially saving you tens to hundreds of […]

Inventory Control Basics

As a restaurant operator, your daily routines will be much different from that of a clothing or electronics store. You’re preparing a perishable product for consumers to ingest and enjoy. In this way, your inventory management will be much different. Inventory control for restaurants is an important piece of the management puzzle, and responsible for […]

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 […]

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