Stockable recipe

Stockable recipes are recipes that aren’t offered as a dish to customers, but rather serve as ingredients in other menu items. For example, sauces, dressings, and pre-made batches of homemade drinks all require stockable recipes to prepare. By keeping an accurate inventory of these stockable items, restaurants can ensure that they have exactly what they […]

Stock turnover

Stock or inventory turnover is an important measure of a company’s ability to quickly move its products. It indicates the rate at which a business sells and replaces its goods, and can help give insight into consumer demand for their products. A higher stock turnover rate suggests that the company is selling products faster than […]

Standard operating procedures (SOPs)

Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) are an essential part of any restaurant’s operations. SOPs provide clearly written instructions to ensure standardised processes and best practices, helping restaurants deliver consistently high standards of service. In particular, many restaurant SOPs focus on food preparation and presentation, health and hygiene, food safety, customer greeting and seating, order taking, cleanliness, […]

Shelf life

Shelf life is the duration of time for which a product, especially a food item, can be stored safely and remain fit for consumption. It refers to the length of time that an item can remain fresh and its quality remains unaffected whilst in storage or on display for sale. The shelf life of a […]

Semi-finished product (also called intermediate goods)

Semi-finished food products are materials that have been partially processed, but still require additional steps to be transformed into a finished product. Common examples include flour, gelatin, starch, sugar and salt.  

Self-ordering kiosk

Self-ordering kiosks are quickly becoming a popular choice for fast-service restaurants, as they provide both convenience and safety for customers. By allowing restaurant guests to place their order and pay for it directly through the kiosk’s customer-facing touchscreen, these innovative devices free up employees from manually taking orders and minimize contact between staff and customers. […]

Sales mix

Sales mix is an important part of any business. It is the collection of all of the products and services that a company offers and considers their profit margin as well when determining how they are contributing to their overall success. By analyzing this, businesses can determine which product sales are most beneficial for them […]