(I wrote this in 2016)
Do you believe in good luck charms? Well of course I do. And not because am in West Africa(the hotbed of all types of charms); I have encountered these good luck charms.
Something Old: The writer- we met a few years ago. You are in many ways the Harley Quinn of this continent. We all know you’re crazy but we cant do without you. You are the female Sheldon cooper. You speak fluent pun with a dash of profane. You taught me not to fight, because I could use words to hurt people even more.
Analyzing your restaurant’s food cost is a crucial part in running an effective food-service business.
Ordering strategies, waste reduction are things that can be addressed when you have better visibility into food cost optimization.
Food Cost = % of Total restaurant sales spent on food product
Ideal Quick Service Restaurant (QSR) food cost is 25–30%, that of a Table Service Restaurant (TSR) is 30–35% depending on the style of restaurant service and mix of sales.
Some best practices include;
1. Track food cost trends against item sales
Comparing food costs to what is actually sold can provide insight into items…
“Phew, see you next week,” you say to your hard-cover notebook as you place it on the pile on the shelf. The notebook where you record your entire inventory, every once a week.
If you’re doing inventory like this, using spreadsheets or recording manually on a notebook; then inventory has become more of torture than a routine task.
Despite having done it for weeks, months, if you are doing inventory in this manner then chances are you are making some process-related mistakes listed below that are affecting your bottom-line.
Here are the major mistakes:-
#1 Ignoring unused inventory
Last week we looked at why inventory is necessary. This week, we shall elaborate just how to make inventory a very smooth process.
The good news is, there’s more than one way to take inventory. In fact, you probably must be taking or have taken inventory at one point in your business, only that you dread the process… in which case, your process is the problem.
Do not worry, you already have all the tools to make your process better; so let’s show you some proven methods to make your inventory work for you.
#1 Stay Organized
With the day-to-day…
Answering the WHY.
Let’s run through some facts:
- Running a restaurant costs more than it used to.
- Food costs are rising day-in day-out
- If you run a restaurant or any other food-service business, chances are that you are spending a third of your profit on food costs.
- Inventory is a tedious task … but only because you do not have our tips and tricks on how to do it right.
Some facts we forget:
- Inventory taking is a very crucial process in the running of your business.
So now let’s look at some reasons why…
I just turned 26 last Thursday and I have twenty-six reasons to be grateful to God for:
Accra, the calm city
Cape coast- where the sea speaks.
Entrepreneurship- the path of the brave
Fucking amazing year in Ghana
GraphQL- ’cause Rest sucks.
Health- am grateful for good health cause malaria dey staple food here
Insomnia- only because sleep is a luxury I can no longer enjoy.
Keisha- still the one.
Loving, peaceful and kind West-africans..
Maranatha beach resort- this is my favorite place along the beach.
Npm install -my two favorite words
Inspiration can come from anywhere:
A month ago, my girl Tess sends me this amazing movie ‘game changers’, a movie about Rockstar studios and the events following the release of GTA(grand theft auto) vice city- the first game with a sex scene. I have read about team formation and even if its a work of art, the GTA team is amazing. In the movie, they team leader flies out the developers to the streets of US, to get a firsthand feel of the streets the would be designing for GTA San andreas. Anyone who has played the San Andreas can…
I ran into an obstacle today.
I ran into an obstacle yesterday.
I ran into an obstacle the other day.
I haven’t slept well for days.
I have overworked myself for days.
I am running from something.
I have been tired for days.
I took a stroll today.
I walked in circles.
I made a list .No one to talk to.
I don’t have anyone.
I know you’re away.
I remember when you listened.
You didn’t know,but listened anyway.
You don’t judge.Hell you don’t know how to.
You don’t even try to advice.
You know my demons. And,
I know your demons.
I miss you.
We are bad for each other.
It’s been awhile since I wrote about my escapades in Osu. Maybe it is because I no longer come to Osu to grab a few cold ones. Yes. I stopped drinking. Only because Liver cancer is not how I wanna end my chapter. But that’s a story for another day and now back to Osu.
In episode one, I mentioned how Osu reminded me of my hometown Thika, back in Kenya. Well that is still the case. Emphasis on *still*. Over the past 100days, I have been to here twice. Once on New year’s day for the beach party and…
I’m a creative liar. I’m a software developer with wine stains on my tie. I am a maker and an Indie hacker.