A critical part of any restaurant growth plan, Inventory Management is essential to introducing precision and business rigor to the enterprise. The following article explains the benefits restaurant chains will achieve when they implement an inventory management tool using a web-based back office system.Read More
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If you're like us, you like infographics. What can be better than an infograpic in the form of a US map depicting the most "iconic" restaurant chain from each state?Read More
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There are two kinds of back offices. There's the one we all try to avoid - you know, the prototypical restaurant manager’s back office and then there's the virtual back office...Read More
We love it when our customers succeed. It's the smart finance, operations, and technology teams that understand it takes a lot more than just great food to grow into an industry power-player. Jersey Mike's Subs is proof-positive that technology can be leveraged to help a brand support it's franchise base with tools and services that help their franchisees win -- long-term.
As restaurant owners and management teams look at 2014 and beyond, there a series of key questions that they should be asking and need to ensure their ability to track and respond to the answers. The focus of this blog will be about the real world issues and responses and not as much about the much hyped "Big Data" discussion.
Matt Klyman here. To all my blog readers, a Happy, Healthy and Prosperous New Year! As I counted down the seconds this New Year’s eve and watched the ball drop in Times Square, I found myself reflecting on resolutions, both personal and professional, that I would be making this year of 2014. In no specific order, they are:
Let’s face it; everyone in the restaurant industry is looking for a leg up on the competition and trying to maximize profits. Having worked with Business Intelligence (BI) and Analytics tools over the past decade, I’ve found restaurant chains are pushing the envelope by assembling an optimized menu mix using a back office technique called Menu Engineering.
Management coverage is a major consideration when piecing together a labor schedule for a restaurant.
Every restaurant has two kinds of back offices. There's the physical one - you know, the prototypical restaurant back office that's so uncomfortable and small it barely fits the manager and his or her computer inside. And, there's the virtual back office - that's the software that literally creates the 'playbook' and task lists for your manager on a daily basis.
As mentioned earlier, labor scheduling is a balancing act, ensuring that customers receive the services they expect within a cost model that allows the restaurant to operate profitably.