TRACKING FOOD WASTE HELPS INCREASE PROFITS AND MARGINS
Tracking food waste is a key component in running a successful restaurant. According to a recent U.S. study*, restaurants could realize an additional $620 million in profit potential per year by adopting prevention solutions such as waste tracking and analytics. For every dollar invested in food waste reduction, restaurants can realize approximately $8 of cost savings.
Freshmarx Food Donate and Waste allows restaurants to determine exactly how much food inventory is being lost as a result of inaccurate inventory management and ordering processes. Store managers can easily track the reason for the waste and where the wastes are occurring and enact action plans to reduce waste in the future.
DONATING FOOD WASTE - GOOD FOR THE COMMUNITY AND YOUR BOTTOM LINE
What restaurants do with their waste is of increasing importance to their customers. A study by Unilever revealed that 72% of U.S. diners care about how restaurants handle food waste, and 47% would be willing to spend more to eat at a restaurant with an active food recovery program.
With Freshmarx Food Donate and Waste, restaurants have the opportunity to give back to their community and realize potential tax benefits by providing excess food donations in a safe, traceable way. Because many communities require the restaurant to track the donation recipient and/or log the type of food (protein, dairy, etc.) that make up the donation, the tracking and printing capabilities of this solution have been an attractive feature.
KEY FEATURES OF FRESHMARX FOOD DONATE AND WASTE
- Log and track donated items
- Log and track wasted items
- Print labels for donated items if needed
- Intuitive, user -friendly interface
- Operator inputs donate or waste amount from a scale or integrated touchscreen keypad.
- Selectable unit of measure for the donated amount
- Selectable choices for the drop-down menu:
- Reason for Waste
- Food Type
*ReFED is collaboration of over 50 business, nonprofit, foundation, and government leaders committed to reducing food waste in the United States. The referenced study is ”Rethinking Food Waste through Economics and Data: A Roadmap to Reduce Food Waste” - www.refed.com