Each year, U.S. restaurants waste an estimated 22 to 33 billion pounds of food, according to a report by the environmental advocacy group National Resources and Defense Council. The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) reports that by 2030, wasted food will account for approximately $1.5 trillion in lost revenue.
Aside from optimizing your food costs, reducing waste is one of the most accessible ways your restaurant can save money. A recent World Resources Institute report found that, for every dollar a restaurant spends to reduce food waste, they save an average of $7. Something as simple as controlling the portion size can have a huge impact on your business financials.
Butterball® Farms Makes Saving Easy
Butterball® Farms customizable and pre-portioned butters will reduce waste, and allow staff to spend less time prepping butter and more time engaging with guests. Your clientele will also experience a better tasting butter presented as individual portions to reduce waste and improve the guest experience. This ultimately has a positive impact on your bottom line.
In short, efficiency is guaranteed, the customer has a consistent product and you’re saving money in the process.
Reducing Waste Make Good Business Sense
Beyond portion control, there are other easy ways to control food waste in your restaurant:
- Involve your employees and ask them to assist you in measuring your restaurant’s food waste.
- Compost what you can.
- Reuse or donate your leftovers.
- Change your menu in order to minimize quantity of leftovers.
- Recycle everything that can be recycled!
Your Efforts will Create Great Results
With team effort, you will be sure to reduce food costs and generate revenue. In addition, you’ll have a positive impact on the environment while improving food service practices. Lastly, you make an impact on your positive brand image with both external customers and your employees.
Butter can be so much more than “just another expense” for your organization; Butterball® Farms can improve the experience your restaurant has to offer. We’ve helped eateries around the country REDUCE WASTE, create new, exciting dishes, improve their food delivery time, and “wow” their guests with meal presentation. We are excited to do the same for you.
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