After the success of your first restaurant, you’re probably thinking of opening your second outlet. This is the time to look for strategies to grow your restaurant chain. Well, consistency is undoubtedly the key to success. Optimizing processes and operations within your restaurant brand by leveraging technology is cost-effective and requires minimal effort. Procedures are particularly important when it comes to kitchen operations and recipe management. In many ways, consistent recipe management at your restaurant helps you to generate much more revenue than usual.
3 Ways Central Recipe Management System Helps Enhance Restaurant Revenue Generation in Singapore
Large QSR chains turn to central kitchen management while thinking of expansion. One such example is a restaurant named Lawry’s The Prime Rib from Singapore. Customers love the restaurant’s consistent recipes and friendly service. Along with Lawry’s, several other restaurants have become so successful only because of large scale standardization of service. Let’s see how consistent central recipe management aids growth for the restaurant.
1. Serve More
Increasing table turnover number, or attending to more people at the same time can be done through maintaining streamlined processes. Let’s take one of the most successful restaurant chains, for example, Mc Donald’s. The success of Mc Donald’s is not foreign to anyone around the globe. The restaurant chain has grown to a network of over 35,000 locations in more than 100 countries.
The restaurant is able to serve such a vast customer base because of the way they streamlined their processes right from order taking to processing food to sending out home deliveries. The large restaurant chain brand leveraged its central recipe management to deliver to multiple kitchens around the world. Sending out the right amount of raw material to the right kitchen within the right time is necessary for growth.
2. Maintaining A Consistent Recipe
A constant recipe and tracking system ensures minimum wastage. Imagine this. Your head chef is not keeping well for a few days, and the kitchen team does not have a way to look at various recipes that are to be served. Chances are, your customers might give your restaurant negative feedback regarding the changed taste of even your bestseller dishes. Unsatisfied customers might never want to come back to or recommend your restaurant to their family/friends. Thus, you may lose potential customers and even your regulars.
However, in this scenario, if the kitchen team had a technology platform where the recipe was mentioned in detail including the number and amount of ingredients included in each dish, the situation can be totally different. Using restaurant POS and a central recipe management system helps you to display recipes on a central basis, to all of your kitchen outlets.
This has 2 major benefits. One, it eliminates over-dependence on your staff members. And two, you could now edit/remove or add any dish centrally, and it would reflect in all of your outlets.
3. Minimum Wastage Equals Maximum Revenue
Revenue generation at your restaurant can be done in two ways. One, you aim at increasing the items you sell, and two, you minimize wastage to keep recurring costs in check.
Maintaining a consistent recipe helps you achieve minimum or zero waste at your restaurant. Since your team knows exactly how much ingredients to put into each dish, the possibility of wastage decreases.
All in all, streamlining processes and operations in the restaurant kitchen through restaurant POS is necessary for revenue generation and growth. Especially in the competitive restaurant industry of Singapore, where several restaurants open and shut every other day, consistency is key.