There is a delicate balance in food service when it comes to profit and menu pricing. Increasing prices too quickly could cause concern with your customers, while not increasing prices could cause issues with your business model. Don’t lose heart though! There are plenty of ways to increase profit without increasing the prices on your menus.
For many, food allergies are a way of life and put considerable strain on their ability to go out for a meal with family and friends. To be clear, we often refer to things like food allergies and food intolerances, you should know the key difference.
The Festive season is synonymous with family get-togethers, parties, lots of food and of course drinks. But, for those working in the hospitality industry it also means plenty of guests, an overload of orders, and quite possibly a few people who get a little too carried away with the extra “cheer”.
Understanding what to do when things get out of hand can not only prevent accidents from happening within your business but also ensure the safety of your guests and staff for the entirety of the night.
One of the first major cost control points for food cost is food purchasing. What and how much to order, information from the sales mix as well as anticipated business levels and current inventory all contribute to the successful outcome of food purchasing for any business. It’s often like trying to hit a target that has several different parts that often seem to be moving in different directions all at the same time!
Understanding purchasing and applying straightforward approaches to it helps gain organization and, in turn, control over current inventory levels as well as the quantities to be ordered.