Five Supporting Businesses a Restaurant Can Benefit From

You have finally been able to open that restaurant that you always dreamed of. But it is nothing like the dream you had. In reality, running a restaurant is a stressful and demanding job. Soon you will realize that managing your staff and inventory is taking a lot out of you. Further, it is a constant struggle to come up with ways to increase efficiency, getting better reviews, maintaining quality, keeping customers happy and a zillion other things. There is so much competition that no amount of new innovations seem enough.

If you feel like that, maybe it is time to get some workload off your shoulders. Here are 5 businesses that will provide you the much needed support you need to get ahead in the race.

1. Restaurant Inventory System

A study by the University Of Arizona states that fast food restaurants waste about 9.55% of their total food produce and full service restaurants waste about 11.3%. These statistics indicate that just by better managing your inventory, you will be able to make around 10% more profit. Think about that!

If you think managing inventory is difficult, you can purchase systems like Gains or NetSuite to help you better integrate demand, inventory and supply management and help you find the relationship between costs, constraints, risks and service levels. Alternatively, you can install a cloud POS system on your tablet or laptop and control inventory using your beloved gadgets. The day does not seem too far when your business will be able to attain 100% efficiency and great returns on investment.

2. Cash In Transit

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It is the age of digital money. Many of your customers pay through credit or debit cards, but there is no denying the fact that cash in circulation continues to grow. There is still a large number of people that still pay with cash. This leave you with two issues, first to fulfill the never ending need for change, and second, taking your hard earned money to deposit to the bank. In most cases, carrying a large amount of cash to bank is fraught with risk of getting robbed off, since you never know who’s keeping an eye on you and waiting for just one opportunity to make off with all what you have.

A cash collection agency is the answer to these problems. They will bring you change in desired amount and denominations from the bank, and will also take care of bringing your money to the bank.
A competent agency will collect and deliver the money at a location and time decided by you. All agencies that are part of ASIAL(Australian Security Industry Association) provide 100% risk insurance to your money. So now you can forget about the issues of transporting cash and concentrate on your core business operations.

3. Hospitality Consultants

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A hospitality consultant can do wonders for your business. The right consultant can change the way people think about your restaurant. They train all your staff members, right from the manager to the waiting staff and chefs, in order to make sure that the customers are being treated well in all respects, and eventually, they are forming a healthy opinion about your restaurant. They help you with better Menu designing and costing and develop and implement systems that ensure efficiency and swift service. Having worked on these aspects will help your business in going places!

4. Digital Marketers

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Digital Marketers, as the name suggests, help you create an online presence and advertise your business across various social media and digital platforms. You will be surprised to see the kind of response you get online. If you’re not doing it already, you are missing out on a humongous chunk of

Digital Marketers, as the name suggests, help you create an online presence and advertise your business across various social media and digital platforms. You will be surprised to see the kind of response you get online. If you’re not doing it already, you are missing out on a humongous chunk of audience that is only available online and does not pay attention to traditional media.

Digital Marketers, as the name suggests, help you create an online presence and advertise your business across various social media and digital platforms. You will be surprised to see the kind of response you get online. If you’re not doing it already, you are missing out on a humongous chunk of audience that is only available online and does not pay attention to traditional media.

With more and more people seeking convenience, online media is making its way into their everyday lives. Any business with online presence gets the desired attention as well as the ability to attract more customers within a short span. It is the age of internet and if used right, it can push your business in the right direction to make it the talk of the town.

5. Soft Skills Trainers

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In a restaurant, what matters is how the guest is welcomed and made to feel comfortable. Remembering the names, likes and dislikes of frequent visitors gives them a gesture that you care and love to cater to their needs, which eventually pushes them into becoming your loyal customers. Soft skill training doesn’t just stop at how your employees talk to the customers, but it applies to your food as well. Making the food look good and smell good, basically presentation, is also a part of soft skills. Hiring a soft skills trainers might just be the extra tinge of detail missing from your perfect restaurant and putting it into place will definitely add value to your services out and out.

Conclusion

The supporting businesses that I talked about in this article will not only take the burden off your shoulders, but will also breathe life into your restaurant and will help you build that positive image about your restaurant in people’s minds. If you go by the saying, ‘it takes years to build a reputation but only one moment to ruin it’, you will want to act diligent and take measured steps to ensure consistency and quality in your services. If you have some ideas to add to this, please feel free to share!

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