Thursday, 1 December 2016

New year, new resolution: start reducing food waste

New year, new resolution: start reducing food waste.

Getting ahead of trends can be tricky, especially considering the demands on you as a foodservice operator. 2017 is going to be a big year in the beverage industry. Customers are expecting more than ever from their favorite spots. To make it easy on you and your in-demand schedule, we’re breaking down one trend we’re sure we can help you with.

Waste not, want not.

Millennials, especially, want to know that their favorite beverage bars are concerned about the environment. They want food and drinks that aren’t contributing to the growing landfills around the country. The best part of this, though, is eliminating waste is also great for your bottom line. Here’s how to do it.

Step 1: Manage food rotation.

Make sure you or your manager understand how to preserve freshness and prevent waste.

Step 2: Review recipes.

Ensure your whole team knows how to make a recipe without overpouring.

Step 3: Create inventory consistency.

Have the same person manage inventory to keep from overordering.

Just these three steps we’ve outlined could help to increase your food cost savings by 2 to 3 percent and ensure customers know you’ve got the environment top of mind when you’re making their favorite mixes.

Success is in the mix.

What if you don’t have a lot of space, many items in your inventory, or a lot of wiggle room in your budget for extras that would add up to food being wasted? That’s where we come in. Big Train prides itself on having a small footprint in your pantry or on your shelves, a smaller footprint on your wallet and an even smaller footprint on the environment. Our mixes are fast, easy to use and offer all the instructions you need to make the perfect beverage every time.

Certainly, you can always add a garnish. We recommend a slice of fruit for something sweet, or a drizzle of sauce. But the best part of our mixes? Just a bit of water (hot or cold), a blender, or ice is all it takes to ensure you don’t have to have a huge operation to keep your customers coming back for more. Plus, we have all the flavors you and yours love now and will love in 2017.