To rework menu think first and foremost, when is the last time you performed a proper cost analysis? With the rising cost of goods, you need to adjust your prices now and your guests will understand! They are experiencing rising food costs at the grocery store too.
Have you just been watching your menu options grow over the years? Maybe it’s time to simplify or even reinvent. Are you using ingredients in multiple dishes to save on food cost and prevent waste?
I’ll bet you are feeling overworked and understaffed with no relief in sight. So, have you asked your sales consultant for help? You could combat high labor cost or lack of labor without compromising taste by purchasing some premade items that could significantly reduce your prep list. Something as simple as prerendered bacon could save you cook time and the time consuming greasy clean up. Did you know that it saves you money (and time) to buy bacon bits rather than make them? Before you roll your eyes at the idea, talk with your sales rep, try a case or ask for samples. You will be surprised at the quality of products that are prepared these days that can be used to rework your menu.
Are you worried about making changes? Don’t, this is the time! Everyone has just been through a global pandemic that has shifted the way the world works and most certainly our industry too! Take full advantage and make the necessary changes now before you lose another dime. While you are at it, look at daily profit margins, maybe being closed a day or two would save you money and stress.
The name of this game is survival, and by reworking the menu and processes you’ll make it for the long haul.