Waste. Aging equipment. Safety concerns. Water quality.
All restaurants face a variety of food service issues and challenges that can impact everything -- from equipment longevity to the overall success of the business. These issues and challenges may be avoided before they ever occur. Investing in the right tools, strategies and people gives you the leverage to address these issues, to improve the restaurant operations and customer experience and, most importantly, to reduce expenses in the restaurant.
Operational efficiency starts in the back of the house with proper kitchen management tips. Restaurants normally procure, store, prepare and serve food—and any step missed can spell big problems for the business, says Ben Fileccia, director of operations and strategy, with the Pennsylvania Restaurant & Lodging Association. Food waste reduction and elimination start with simple processes like proper food storage, “first in, first out” inventory based on expiration dates, and even designing of new dishes with cross-utilization in mind, he says.
One way to reduce expenses in a restaurant and foster ownership among staff members is to give them a budget for creating new food items and challenge them to find new ways to prepare items that are already offered. “Make sure when you order products, they’re not being used just for one menu item,” Fileccia says.
Giving employees the proper tools to do their jobs quicker and more effectively is another way to improve restaurant performance and manage a kitchen staff for retention in a tight labor market, says Carolina Bautista-Brown, marketing manager, food supply business, at 3M. For example, 3M’s Scotch-Brite™ scouring pads are made from springy, non-woven polymers and various types of abrasive particles that are “tuned” to be more effective for specific cleaning tasks, allowing them to be done two to five times faster in some cases, which saves time and meets restaurant cleanliness standards.
Restaurant owners and managers have business assets to protect. Whether it’s equipment that breaks from improper care or accidents that threaten worker and customer safety, taking extra care of their assets can minimize monetary and operational losses from events, such as:
Addressing food service challenges has an enormous impact on overall customer experience and loyalty. A clean, well-maintained restaurant serves customers safely and effectively, and the proper tools make employees productive and feel appreciated.
As these problems no longer become issues, you can focus on expanding your restaurant with promotions, menu improvements, and other ways to grow the business.
Boost kitchen operational efficiency and resolve issues and challenges in the food service industry. Our 3M experts are happy to answer your questions and tell you more about 3M food service solutions.
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