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Standard operating procedures (SOPs)

In a restaurant context, standard operating procedures are written instructions on how to complete specific routine tasks. SOPs ensure consistency so that restaurants can deliver specific standards of service.

Restaurant SOPs focus on areas like food preparation and presentation, health and hygiene, (food) safety, customer greeting and seating, order taking, cleanliness, etc. 

For example, for multi-unit restaurants having (and monitoring) SOPs on F&B purchasing and inventory management are essential to stay on top of food costs and secure the bottom line at all outlets.

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