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Calculations in 80 Seconds – with MenuKit

Calculating recipes and the cost of goods correctly is important. Often, it is also time-consuming and complicated. But it needn’t be that way. MenuKit, METRO’s new digital tool, makes menu planning easier than ever. We introduce the new must-have helper for catering professionals.

Should I sell a piece of cake for 3 Euros or for 3.50? Catering professionals have to work out the answer to that question for every single dish they offer. Relying on intuition can be costly: you may fail to break even, make no profit, and lose your competitive advantage. Correct calculations are essential, but they require great effort.

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MenuKit, developed and tested by the wholesale expert METRO, makes cumbersome calculations with Excel tables a thing of the past. The web app calculates recipes fast, precisely and in a scalable way to predict the optimal cost of your goods. What price is reasonable for my menu? How much will the necessary products cost? How much profit will I make in the end? The digital tool has the answers. It calculates, it optimises the cost of goods and it works out your sales prices for you: MenuKit helps you plan your menu optimally.

Why menu planning matters

Calculating recipes is a balancing act for any catering professional. Even tiny errors can cost you dear. This calls for great care. Owners of cafés, bars or restaurants must take plenty of factors into account when determining their pricing. Reliable calculation tools, such as MenuKit, make life easier. They allow you to record the cost of your goods and contribution margins efficiently and quickly, giving you a perfect basis for optimising the economic efficiency of your menu.

Adding and calculating recipes is easy: once you have added a new recipe, you assign it a menu and category. Enter the number of people for whom you are calculating the dish and add the required ingredients. Voilà: your menu plan is ready.

What sets MenuKit apart

Efficient menu calculation requires more than just a look at your recipes. You also need to be aware of current purchasing prices. Unlike other tools, MenuKit features an exclusive system that integrates up-to-date shelf prices taken directly from METRO/MAKRO to help you calculate the price of your dishes rapidly: a recipe with four ingredients only takes about 80 seconds.

Unlike other tools, MenuKit features an exclusive system that integrates up-to-date shelf prices taken directly from METRO/MAKRO to help you calculate the price of your dishes rapidly.


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