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Food cost variance is driven by many different factors

What Is Food Cost Variance & Why Does It Matter?

Learn more about food cost variance and how to consistently monitor it. See how to use invoice processing tools to automatically push product price updates through to recipes costs, COGS, and more.

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Are Cost of Goods Sold restaurant insights enough for your operation?

What’s Cost of Goods Sold Really Saying About Your Restaurant?

You need to go beyond COGS measures and gain individual menu items insights to truly optimize costs and sustain long-term profitability.

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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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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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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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[eBook] Align Finance and Operations To Do More With Less

Uncover practical ways to engage and motivate staff via financial transparency and see how it helps drive organizational alignment between operations and finance teams.

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Cambridge School of Culinary Arts Unlocks Payroll, Efficiencies, & Insights

The Cambridge School of Culinary Arts came to xtraCHEF on the tail end of the pandemic with a desire to do more with less. After only a month, xtraCHEF delivered on that desire and then some.

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[Webinar] Restaurant Revival Pricing Strategies & Promotions

Pricing strategies and promotions unlock newfound growth for your restaurant, but you have to understand the numbers that make it work. Our new webinar dives into the numbers behind our favorite discount ideas.

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Go from surviving to thriving with these Restaurant Week ideas!

[eBook] Restaurant Week Ideas to Go from Surviving to Thriving

Restaurant Week always presents logistical and operational challenges, but those that get it right can catapult their restaurant to sustained growth.

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What’s Hiding in Your Foodservice Distributor Invoices?

Learn how digitizing data from your foodservice distributor invoices gives you the power to accurately track inventory, analyze food price trends, easily determine the cost of every recipe, and more.

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How to Choose the Right Restaurant Accounting Software

Choosing the right restaurant accounting software can be tricky. But it doesn’t have to be as long as you ask yourself these five questions.

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why inventory management matters

Take These 3 Steps to Survive An Unusual Hospitality Holiday Season

The holiday season is usually full of family, friends, and fun—and a lot of profitability for the restaurant industry.

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