For example, LiquiKit supports individual profitability planning. MenuKit replaces manual ingredient planning and menu pricing for restaurateurs based on current daily food prices.
Table reservations (in many places also a condition for reopening) can be made using the reservation button, which is also available free of charge in 15 countries via the free website builder at DISH.co, the hospitality industry platform for digital tools. Orders are placed directly online with the restaurant, without using any intermediaries, via a simple order button. So far, more than 4,500 international restaurateurs have integrated it into their internet presence.
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Go for the top and trim the fat
Due to the current situation, METRO experts recommend for restaurateurs to focus their menu on 2 or 3 top sellers and to remove all dishes that do not generate a positive contribution margin. In order to assist restaurateurs in setting up a delivery service for their meals, METRO is working in several countries with car-sharing provider sharenow and the international car rental company SIXT. METRO customers benefit from discounted rates for rental cars.
But not every hospitality business works equally well as a takeaway concept. High-class restaurants, for example, offer menus ‘à la maison’ – vacuum-packed dishes with instructions for preparation at home. Generally speaking, a great idea, according to Romboy, who ran a restaurant in Düsseldorf for many years. ‘For people who like to eat exquisite meals, this is certainly exciting. But in the long run, who will be willing to pay the same price as in a restaurant for a meal that still has to be prepared at home?’ However, it is definitely worth a try.