The Meatball Shop

The Meatball Shop

The challenge

The Meatball Shop was wasting valuable time having their corporate team manually enter invoice data into Compeat, their accounting and restaurant management system.

Their thoughts

"Ever since we started with xtraCHEF, our internal invoice/cost management processes have become more efficient. Our managers are better informed in a timely manner, and the corporate team doesn't have to manually key in data. We now have access to real‐time data on our purchases and costs, which has given us the ability to make real-time proactive-not-reactive decisions. It’s saving us a lot of money and labor hours throughout our six locations."

Mike Cerulli


The result

The Meatball Shop chose xtraCHEF to enhance efficiency and transparency in their many New York City locations and commissary kitchen. xtraCHEF digitizes vendor invoices through a proprietary smartphone camera technology. The user takes a picture of the paper invoice, then xtraCHEF’s iDC (Intelligent Data Capture) platform extracts and analyzes the data. Real-time insights are provided on purchases and costs, such as item price increases and weekly purchase volume variances. Moreover, xtraCHEF integrates with many RMS companies including Compeat, which The Meatball Shop uses currently.

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  • Don't hate it. Automate it.

    Don't hate it. Automate it.

    No one likes data entry or paper pushin'
    Code invoice line-items in our system once...and that's it. Configure rules to review only the invoices you want to see. Accurate data delivered to accounting & inventory.
  • Analyze costs. Visualize profits.

    Analyze costs. Visualize profits.

    Improved visibility boosts your bottom-line
    Real-time visibility into food costs enable more informed purchase decisions, data-driven vendor negotiations & insight into how fluctuating prices impact the bottom line.
  • Connect the Kitchen & Bookkeeper

    Connect the Kitchen & Bookkeeper

    On-demand access to invoice images & data
    Secure, anywhere access and a powerful search engine make it easy to keep financial information flowing across the house, across locations or across the country.