What issues are you facing right now? "How to improve menu engineering to maintain profitability"
My top priority is “Control food costs with an efficient menu and inventory management system”
Why is menu engineering important to control food costs?
Managing and standardising menus is often a major challenge for multi-site restaurant businesses. There are many stages involved in the process including purchasing, tracking demand, developing menus, and compliance with food, health, and safety standards, to name a few.
The key to optimum productivity and being able to control food costs during this process is to simplify these operations, so they become more efficient. So, standardising menus across all sites is essential, and this means streamlining all the processes it entails to protect your profit margins.
Optimising your menu engineering process will also guarantee your customers receive the same food service regardless of which store they visit, helping to preserve your brand reputation.
How does poor menu engineering affect your ability to control food costs?
Inefficient menu management means that ingredients and portions are not uniform across different sites. The result will be inconsistent profit margins and unpredictable stock requirements. You may find that your food waste increases and experience stock shortages from overproduction. On the other hand, underproduction may lead to dissatisfied customers as you under-anticipated supply.
Your brand reputation may also suffer as your product offering is not at the same standard across all sites.
Without efficient menu management, you’ll find it difficult to accurately manage stocks, stay within budget and guarantee food quality.
Optimise menu management and control food costs with Easilys f&b
Easilys f&b enables you to plan menus in advance and monitor your stocks and orders in real-time.
The solution integrates with your POS and can automatically update your stock list for future orders as each dish is sold. You can also create recipe cards with exact ingredients and weights, which can be replicated across the chain. Use key indicators to establish your sales prices according to recipes and food costs.
Thanks to Easilys f&b, you'll be able to enhance the value of your menus while also increasing profitability