Its Recipe-Costing.com reimagined, reinvented, improving speed and reliability. It’s an all-new interface giving our users the tools they need to watch their bottom line.
As of today, we are at over 2,200 users and counting. It was apparent from the time we developed our calculator to Recipe Costing 2.0 our users need more tools that would allow them to track and manage food inventory, create purchase orders, and build shopping list based on recipes or menu items.
44% of our visitors are returning to build better recipes and to understand their food costs. When starting a restaurant every penny counts and not watching those pennies can be detrimental to your financials. Many of our users asked us to include a USDA tool, vendor list, and in our next release we’ve added more money saving features:
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There is also an Android and iPhone/iPad app that will be released toward the end of the year allowing our users to manage inventory, receive inventory on a purchase order, and using the shopping list to buy products right from your smart phone. We continue to encourage our users to keep sending up ideas to help improve your bottom line!
If you’ve been keeping up with our blog, then you know we launched in late January, and within 3 weeks we reached 190 new customers. On Friday, May 11th, we hit our 1,000 customer. As I write this post today, we are at 1,029 members and 90 countries strong and counting!!!
Our newest software release of recipe costing will include:
New vendor module to keep track of food vendors.
New Integrated USDA database for nutritional analysis information match ingredients to the database to get the nutritional breakdown.
New create custom nutritional labels.
Improved recipe items with additional costing fields, the ability to save those costs in history, and a dynamic cost breakdown analysis chart.
Don’t over pay for your restaurant point of sale! When starting a restaurant you have to be careful not to fall in the trap of buying an overpriced and antiquated restaurant point of sale software. You’re better off getting great grandpa’s shoe box. If you’re in the restaurant business and you’re looking for a restaurant software or restaurant management software or restaurant point of sale software; then, here’s a list of questions you should ask before making a commitment to any software product.
Do I really need a restaurant point of sale software system that cost more than my equipment and furniture? When starting out you need a restaurant point of sale that’s inexpensive, but not cheap. On the high end you can purchase a point of sale system for $20,000 that has all the bells and whistles or you can go to the other extreme and purchase a restaurant point of sale that is just cheap with very little to no features. Don’t pay for a name… pay for what works best.
Tracking restaurant inventory is never easy, especially when you’re hands on in the front of the house and the back of the house. When you’re managing a single location you can typically get away with using spreadsheets; although, this solution is prone to error due to an exhausting day at the restaurant. The last thing on your mind it tracking inventory or office work.
I’ve been there and I had to do it with 5 restaurants not easy. I created Kitchen Porter Tech to help restaurant owners manage the day-to-day operations and handle the inventory by synchronizing PointOS with Kitchen Porter Tech as items are sold from the PointOS system; inventory is being reduced based on the inventory. Don’t worry you can always adjust the inventory with our adjust inventory page.
Menu engineering and saving big on your bottom line
Using technology with menu engineering
As a restaurant owner it’s difficult to find time to cost out menu items based on sub recipes, recipes, and inventory vendor items from your food order guide; however, finding that time can often mean a saving of 10%-15% on your bottom line. I spent the last few months improving Kitchen Porter Tech to help manage restaurant inventory, recipes, employee scheduling, point of sale synchronization, and menu engineering.
I created the video below to demonstrate how easy it is to figure out your cost quickly using our software Kitchen Porter Tech.