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Unleashing the Power of Foodservice Data for Multi-Unit Operators

Unleashing the Power of Foodservice Data for Multi-Unit Operators

Behind every delicious meal served at your favorite restaurant lies a hidden force driving the culinary experience: foodservice data. This often-overlooked treasure trove of information holds the key to unlocking the true potential of the restaurant industry.

From optimizing costs and streamlining supply chains to fueling innovation and ensuring compliance, foodservice data has emerged as a game-changer in the way operators source, prepare, and savor our meals.

The immense power harnessed within foodservice data is reshaping the landscape of the culinary world and plays a powerful role in your day to day operations, especially when you’re managing multiple unit locations.

There are many ways you can unleash the power of data, especially with the help of Consolidated Concepts.

Here’s how you can put your data to work to help drive growth, enhance operational efficiency, and deliver exceptional dining experiences for your customers:

Data Collection and Integration

By implementing systems to collect and integrate data from various sources such as point of sale (POS) systems, inventory management systems, customer feedback platforms, and employee scheduling tools, you can have a comprehensive and accurate dataset to work with.

As a Consolidated Concepts member, we’ll take care of that for you!

Data Analysis and Visualization

Consolidated Concepts utilizes data analytics tools and software to analyze and visualize the collected data. We look for patterns, trends, and insights that can provide valuable information about customer preferences, operational efficiencies, menu performance, employee productivity, and more.

This step allows you to gain a deeper understanding of your business’s strengths and areas for improvement.

Performance Tracking and Benchmarking

You can use the data to track and measure the performance of each unit within your multi-unit operation. Establish benchmarks and key performance indicators (KPIs) to evaluate the success of individual units and identify top-performing locations.

This information will help you identify best practices, optimize operations, and drive overall profitability.

Menu Optimization and Personalization

Leverage foodservice data to optimize your menu offerings! You can identify which items are popular among customers and which ones are underperforming.

Use this insight to make informed decisions about menu changes, specials, promotions, and even personalized recommendations based on customer preferences.

Operational Efficiency and Cost Optimization

Analyze data related to operational metrics such as food costs, labor costs, and waste management. Identify areas where costs can be reduced without compromising quality or customer satisfaction.

For example, data may reveal opportunities to streamline procurement processes, adjust staffing levels, or implement more efficient kitchen workflows.

Customer Experience Enhancement

Utilize customer data to personalize and enhance the dining experience. Analyze customer feedback, reviews, and loyalty program data to understand their preferences, habits, and satisfaction levels.

This information can help you tailor marketing campaigns, create targeted promotions, and improve overall customer engagement.

Predictive Analytics and Forecasting

Harness the power of predictive analytics to anticipate future trends and customer demands. By analyzing historical data, you can forecast demand patterns, optimize inventory levels, and proactively plan for seasonal variations or special events.

This proactive approach enables you to make data-driven decisions and minimize waste or shortages.

Unleash the Power of Foodservice Data

Remember, unleashing the power of foodservice data requires a commitment to data-driven decision-making. Regularly review and update your data analysis processes to ensure you stay agile and responsive to changing market dynamics.

By harnessing the insights derived from foodservice data, multi-unit operators can drive growth, enhance operational efficiency, and ultimately, deliver exceptional dining experiences to their customers.

Join Consolidated Concepts today to unleash the power of foodservice data!

Turn your data into profits

Turn Your Data Into Profits By Joining Consolidated Concepts

The supply chain is a complex ecosystem and as an operator, you shouldn’t have to navigate the chaos on your own.

Supply chain efficiency starts with utilizing the data your operation is generating. Every time you purchase something, you produce a multitude of data points. Think about it, there are many data points that go into making a single purchase such as what you purchased, when you purchased, how much you purchased, who you purchased it from, and what you paid for it.

All that data can be used to run your business more profitably. But, how can you do that when the data you are generating is coming from multiple sources and is hard to understand?

By partnering with Consolidated Concepts of course.

We can help you take all that data and unlock savings, insights, operational metrics, and new sourcing opportunities. Here are three ways we can help you turn your data into profits:

spend management technology

Your purchasing department generates large amounts of data every day from invoices and inventory to contract utilization and rebates. Our spend management technology provides “the bigger picture” of where your money is going, what is providing value to your operation, and what isn’t. We utilize over $20 billion in purchasing volume to benchmark our client’s procurement information against the industry at large and assists in answering your most pressing procurement questions so you can reach your purchasing and savings goals.

Data Visualization

We take the data your operation produces every day and give you a bird’s eye view of the health of your operation. Easily view your purchasing data so you can make more strategic data-driven decisions. No matter how many sources your data is coming from, we organize it into easy to ready dashboards so you can stay up to date on pricing trends, purchasing compliance, contract statuses, rebate projections, price verification statistics, and commodity price benchmarks in real-time. Our customizable dashboards puts spend intelligence right at your fingertips enabling you to make impactful, well-informed decisions.

Better Forecasting

Forecasting is important for operators as food costs increase and decrease certain times of the year, but what about discrepancies in supplies costs that occur? Pricing discrepancies are by no means unique to food items — inaccurate pricing occurs across a multitude of different categories. Without cleaned and organized data, it’s unlikely you are making the most accurate business decisions.

Not only can we transform your data into profits, we can also help you maximize the value in other areas of your operation such as Rebates and Deviations, Supply Chain Management, Produce Management, Custom Contracts, and Indirect Spend Savings.

Become a Consolidated Concepts member today for free!