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Balance your menu profitability with the highest margin food items.

Successful Menus Require More than High Profit Margin Foods

Profitable menus require creativity, savvy, trend analysis, and more. Learn tips, systems, & strategies for crafting a profitable menu across your restaurant operation.

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Automatically calculate plate cost with xtraCHEF's recipe management software.

How to Calculate Plate Cost for Your Restaurant’s Recipes

Calculating plate cost is one of the most important practices that any restaurant manager or owner can undertake. Precise plate costs help you make better decisions for menu pricing, COGS, budgeting, & more!

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Restaurant business planning taking place at the bar.

3 Restaurant Business Planning Factors You Can’t Overlook

Here are three often overlooked factors can make or break your restaurant business—especially these days—so be sure to bake them into your next planning session.

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Forget about your food inventory turnover ratio—there's better metrics!

Forget About Your Food Inventory Turnover Formula

You have much more important and efficient inventory metrics to worry about than your turnover ratio. These are those metrics.

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xtraCHEF Product Release 10.3

Our product and development teams have been hard at work to bring you xtraCHEF version 10.3 — the first updates since our exciting acquisition by Toast!

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Manage third-party delivery fees at the recipe level.

Baking Third-Party Delivery Fees into Recipe Costs

You must implement a system to monitor delivery costs for individual dishes so that you can manage your profitability across these services.

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Shining a Light on Mental Health in the Food Service Industry

We’re shining a light on the pervasive mental health crisis in the food service industry. Learn just how dire the crisis is out there and discover resources and anecdotes that will hopefully help you and/or anyone you know that may be struggling.

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Alleviate Rising Restaurant Labor Costs with Key Automations

Mitigate increased labor costs with operational and financial automations that optimize existing payroll spend and unlock capital.

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Essential info on the SBA Restaurant Revitalization grant program.

SBA Restaurant Revitalization Grants: Everything You Need to Know to Apply

Here’s everything you need to know to get your piece of the $28.6 billion SBA Restaurant Revitalization Fund. You’ve certainly earned it!

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Restaurant invoice processing automation eliminates the tedious process of paper invoice management.

5 Restaurant AP Automation Benefits that Optimize Your Operation

It's time to ditch paper invoices and implement valuable automations. Learn how you can unlock newfound efficiencies by implementing restaurant AP automation across your operation.

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What’s in a Name: xtraCHEF’s Favorite Restaurant Names

Choosing a restaurant name is both an art and a science. We rounded up some of our favorites.

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QuickBooks for Restaurants: Why Switch to QuickBooks Online

“Should I switch from QuickBooks Desktop to QuickBooks Online for my restaurant?” The short answer: “yes.” Here’s why.

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