How AI helps restaurants cut costs and improve service

As restaurateurs ready themselves for a busy spring and summer, technology like AI can be helpful in meeting some of the challenges restaurants are facing. Labour shortages, inventory management, and increasing efficiency are all challenges that AI can help operators manage, as they continue to build the bottom line. RELATED: How restaurants can leverage technology […]

Is employee theft affecting your business?

In today’s economy, every dollar counts. With employee theft an ongoing issue, accounting for 75 per cent of restaurant inventory losses, operators need to be mindful of this potential hit to their bottom line. How can you plan ahead, spot theft, mitigate the damage, and avoid being targeted in the future? Restaurant turnover is at […]

Essential resources for restaurateurs

By Dawn Castell As restaurant owners navigate the dynamic landscape of the food service industry, access to comprehensive resources is essential for optimizing operations, enhancing customer experiences, and driving profitability. From streamlining order processing to managing inventory and marketing efforts, leveraging the right tools and support systems can empower restaurant owners to thrive in a […]

Optimizing food delivery services with metrics

By Dawn Castell As restaurants wade through the intricate world of food delivery services, metrics manifest as vital companions, guiding operators towards increased efficiency and unmistakable accuracy in operations. But navigating through the sea of data requires a keen eye for pivotal metrics that truly steer the course towards success. RELATED: Choosing a food delivery […]

AI-driven kitchen automation is a transformative force

By Damon Shrauner In the ever-evolving culinary industry, AI-driven kitchen automation is emerging as a transformative force, reshaping the traditional paradigms of food preparation and service. As the demands for efficiency, consistency, and evolution continue to rise, the convergence of automation and AI is not only redefining the way kitchens operate but also reimagining the […]

Factoring complexity scores into your menu

Creating dishes that appeal to your guests is crucial to the success of your business, but how do complexity scores factor into your menu? Complexity scores represent a rating for the level of difficulty associated with the items on your menu, and once you start looking at those scores, you’ll find ways to up your […]

The future of supply chain management

The effects of the pandemic are still plaguing the industry, but what’s in store for the future of supply chain management? With restaurants continuing to struggle with delays, many have taken the opportunity to assess their operations, improve inventory management, predict needs with increased accuracy, and add technology for better efficiency. With the surge in […]

Freshen up your restaurant operations for summer

Is your restaurant prepared for the summer rush that often comes with warmer weather, longer days, and outdoor dining? As most restaurant operators continue to tackle supply chain delays, inflation, and labour challenges, having a summer strategy will put you ahead of your competition and impress your guests. Plan ahead While the season is rapidly […]

Making the most of your inventory management

These days, amid labour shortages, inflation, and supply chain disruptions, it’s more important than ever to get a handle on the things you can control, like inventory management. Managing your restaurant’s inventory efficiently could have a major effect on your bottom line. Effectively managing your inventory means streamlining purchasing, monitoring storage, and efficiently using your […]

How to keep track of your restaurant equipment & inventory

By Erin Wagner Restaurants contain a wide range of equipment used for cooking, storing, and handling foods, and this equipment requires regular maintenance to remain in good working condition. Tracking restaurant inventory and equipment remains a challenge for most establishments. Some businesses do not pay much attention to proactive maintenance programs, and that leaves facilities […]