According to the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations, approximately one third of all food is lost or wasted annually. Most of the waste comes from fruits or vegetables. A lot of food waste can't necessarily be prevented due to hygiene, like saving food that has already been on someone's plate, but it is possible to cut down on food waste at your restaurant in other ways.
There are different strategies to customizing your restaurant's specials so they can be a heavy driver for your revenue. Whether the specials change daily, weekly, or monthly, they can serve as a fun way to see what diners are interested in and what is popular with your customers.
Tipping is customary in the food and beverage service industry, where others are preparing your food. If you're in a restaurant, at a bar or event, or getting your food delivered, you should expect to tip a percentage of your order's total or a flat fee per item.
Restaurants often have a low profit margin and their sales are often dependent on the time of year or events happening in the area. This leaves many restaurant owners and managers wondering how they can increase restaurant profit. Fortunately, there are a few things owners and managers can do to increase profits while keeping customers and employees happy.
A fully integrated partnership between online & mobile food ordering provider Menufy, and restaurant point of sale (POS) provider Lightspeed, is helping restaurants increase their off-premise order volume.
When you allow for carryout orders at your restaurant, you open yourself to a whole new audience of customers that don’t want to eat in your restaurant but still want to enjoy your food. Besides offering carryout in the first place, you can also follow a few tips to make the ordering and pickup process even easier.
Running a restaurant means juggling what feels like dozens of tasks at any given moment. From tracking vendors and managing inventory, to deciding which restaurant POS to use and conducting employee reviews, there’s a lot to handle to keep the plates spinning.
Do you prefer to have your customers order online but pay in-store? Menufy now offers this option to restaurants. However we recommend accepting multiple forms of payment to invite a wider range of online customers. For your customers' convenience, we currently accept Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, Bitcoin, and PayPal.
As a mobile companion to our full-browser Manager website, we're happy to announce the release of the Manager app for your smartphone or tablet. Manage tips, refunds, store credit, orders, payouts, turn off schedule and more anywhere anytime.
The next evolution of menufy.com is here: a search portal for restaurants across 32 States. Not sure what to eat? Find inspiration nearby through the convenience of placing an online order and paying from your desktop or mobile device. Simply click on the geolocator icon to the left of the location field or enter your address.
Following a successful pilot study, we're thrilled to introduce our new customer loyalty program to all of our partner restaurants: Tasty Rewards - the digital version of traditional punch cards. Our 24 beta testing locations averaged over 20% in increased orders!
We're proud to announce that Menufy has come out of beta! Much gratitude to all of our beta users for the extensive feedback and support. We couldn't have built Menufy without you. This important milestone is our way of signaling confidence in our current offering and a readiness for larger projects to come.
Happy new year to our staff, client restaurants and vendors! Thank you all for making 2011 a success. Outstanding year in between signing on interesting restaurants across the country, diversifying our client base, and growing both our staff and our software. We want to take this opportunity to recap major 2011 developments and to announce exciting plans for 2012.