Improve Your Cost of Goods

Cost of Goods Improvement

Controlling Cost of Goods Sold (COGS) is paramount to your restaurant’s financial success. Our COGS Consulting services offer a comprehensive suite of solutions to cost of goods improvement bundled together to save you money and optimize your restaurant’s profitability.

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How Cost of Goods Improvement Works

We want to empower restaurants like yours to efficiently manage COGS, set realistic targets, and implement budgeting strategies that reduce spending while enhancing your bottom line and long-term success. Here is how we get that done:

Step One

Analyze Current COGS 

Before implementing cost-saving strategies, we’ll conduct a thorough analysis of your current COGS. We will scrutinize every aspect, from menu size to recipe costs, portion control, adherence to batch recipes, menu engineering, and vendor ordering practices. By identifying the specific reasons behind elevated COGS, we’ll create a targeted cost of goods improvement plan to address these issues effectively.

Step Two

Forecast Sales and Target Cost Percentages

Accurate sales forecasting and establishing target cost percentages are crucial elements in COGS management. We’ll collaborate with you to analyze historical data and market trends to make informed sales projections. Simultaneously, we’ll help determine the appropriate cost percentages for each menu item, ensuring a balanced and profitable offering.  We will then recommend the implementation of a declining budget and potentially a full review of your recipes and menu engineering. Whether you’re optimizing COGS for your brewpub, pop-up bar, or bistro, we’re here to support you through the process.

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The Declining Budget

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Declining Budget

Our primary tool for controlling COGS and spending is the implementation of a declining budget. This powerful method allows you to set weekly spending budgets for specific cost centers, such as ingredients and supplies. By breaking down your budget into manageable increments, you gain precise control over expenses and can easily track your spending against targets.

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Kezner Consulting offers a comprehensive range of services designed to address the diverse needs of our clients. Our goal is to provide you with the tools and knowledge you need to succeed in a competitive industry. Here are some of the services we offer:

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Staying ahead is pivotal in an industry where food and beverage standards are continually evolving. Our food and beverage consultants are at the forefront of the culinary world, bringing innovative solutions tailored to the unique needs of each establishment.

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Controlling the cost of goods is crucial for profitability. We utilize our propriety tools and proven problem-solving methods to help you find and permanently fix any of your elevated Cost of Goods categories.

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Our team of experts has extensive experience in the restaurant industry. We offer specialized service training programs that cover various aspects of restaurant management, from front-of-house operations to kitchen management.

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