Are national brand foodservice products worth it?

Are national brand foodservice products worth it?

National brand foodservice products tend to cost a little more.  Are you getting your money’s worth?  Or are less expensive distributor brands the way to go.  Here’s how to decide. National brand foodservice products video transcript So out on the street, you hear this all the time… should I pay more for this national brandRead more about Are national brand foodservice products worth it?[…]

Average margins restaurants pay for food ingredients

Average margins restaurants pay for food ingredients

The Restaurant Boss Ryan Gromfin and foodservice sales vet Dave Miesse reveal unwritten rules about average margins your local distributor applies to the food products you buy. Average margins video transcript Is there an average margin?  I’ve asked this question before  and I’ve got different answers, but I’ve heard and I’ve seen it that whenRead more about Average margins restaurants pay for food ingredients[…]

EFT payments to food suppliers could save you money and hassle

EFT payments to food suppliers could save you money and hassle

Are you paying your invoices to food suppliers with electronic funds transfer, a.k.a. EFT payments? If not, you’re likely paying more for your ingredients these days.  And not building good will with suppliers who’ll be less willing to work with you financially down the road if you hit a rough patch. Listen in as foodserviceRead more about EFT payments to food suppliers could save you money and hassle[…]

Fair prices, great service: getting what you need from local supplier

Fair prices, great service: getting what you need from local supplier

The Restaurant Boss Ryan Gromfin knows you want two things from your local supplier: fair prices and great service. Ryan returns to Chow Talks to chat about the hard lessons learned on how to get what you need as a restaurant operator. The hard knuckle approach of pitting supplier reps against each other might shaveRead more about Fair prices, great service: getting what you need from local supplier[…]

What to say when local distributor doesn’t carry a product you want

What to say when local distributor doesn’t carry a product you want

Have you ever want a specific product and your local distributor says, “no, sorry, we don’t stock that.”? Don’t take no for an answer.  Just ask… “does your company buy from Dot Foods?” Chances are your rep will say yes to your question.  Which means there’s a good chance that your local supplier can getRead more about What to say when local distributor doesn’t carry a product you want[…]

Plate study shows how restaurants throw away money

Plate study shows how restaurants throw away money

Tracking what patrons leave behind through a plate study can literally save a restaurant thousands in food costs each month. Your local nursing home most likely conducts a plate study routinely.  But the idea works just as well for any restaurant that wants to lower food costs. The idea is simple.  Just measure food portions,Read more about Plate study shows how restaurants throw away money[…]

Controlling food costs comes down to one simple rule

Controlling food costs comes down to one simple rule

Few things drive restaurant managers nuts more than controlling food costs. But it really comes down to one simple rule that Chow Talks host Dave Miesse learned 38 years ago as a wet-behind-the-ears distributor sales rep.  This is part 2 of how to set menu prices that remain profitable week in and week out.  ListenRead more about Controlling food costs comes down to one simple rule[…]