Restaurant Management System to Improve Menu Engineering

Menu engineering is a popular search topic. It’s a buzzword and, when done right, can have a big impact on your restaurant’s sales. To do restaurant menu engineering correctly, you have to make sure you’re using proper restaurant management systems, whether it’s software or spreadsheets with formulas. If you’d like to learn a restaurant management system to improve menu engineering, click the tip below or keep scrolling to read more. 

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Restaurant Menu Pricing Strategies That Work for Independent Operators

When it comes to restaurant menu pricing strategies, what approach do you take in your independent restaurant? Do you just look at what your competitors are charging? Do you think about what you think people would be willing to pay for an item? Or do you just ask your chef or kitchen manager to look at an item and give you a menu price because they should generally know? I want you to stop using your gut as your primary restaurant menu pricing strategy. To help you, I'm about to share with...

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Menu Engineering to Control Restaurant Food Cost

Menu engineering to control restaurant food costs can be one of the most powerful tools an independent restaurant can have at their disposal. If you want to make the most profit on your menu, you have to reengineer it. But menu engineering is often thought of as a way to guide your customers into ordering what you want them to order. And while there are some design tips and ways to describe your food that increase sales of the items you want to sell, most restaurant owners aren't maximizing...

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Running a Restaurant to Have Cash Flow During a Pandemic

Learning to run our restaurant during a pandemic has been one of the greatest challenges of our lives. The restaurant industry was flourishing and then came March 2020, when, BOOM, we had to close our doors and literally learn to pivot our businesses so we could still have cash flow, even in a pandemic. Watch the video below or keep scrolling to read about your cash flow and how to make a plan for it.

Restaurants are cash flow businesses because cash pays the bills, not profits. Most...

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How to Make Menu Engineering Work

Do you know what the number-one sales tool is in your restaurant? It's your menu. And menu design is critical. Watch this video, or continue scrolling to read, to learn about the key things you need to have to be successful with menu engineering.

About Menu Design and Menu Engineering

Your menu is critical to your restaurant's success. In fact, if you can control your menu, you can adjust your cost of goods sold without giving up guest satisfaction, without cutting quality on the...

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Use Menu Engineering to Increase Restaurant Profits

Menu engineering is one way to increase restaurant sales. If you understand that your menu is a sales tool, you should maximize it to maximize your restaurant sales. Watch this video, or keep reading below, to learn more about menu engineering and what you need to do first to make it effective. 

Before you can really engineer your menu, you must have recipe costing cards in place for every item on your menu. If you don't have these in place, please search my YouTube channel for...

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What Is a Recipe Cost Calculator

 Are you looking for that magical recipe cost calculator? Most restaurants don't use any kind of recipe cost calculator and have a higher food cost and lower profits because they don't know what their menu items cost to make. Watch this video to learn the magic of a recipe cost calculator and how to cost out your recipes. 

When it comes to recipe costing cards, number one, you've got to get every item that you're going to buy. Any product that you buy from any distributors - small...

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