Sink or Swim! 3 Ways Trusted Resources Can Become Your Life Raft
In the wake of such a devastating year for restaurants, it’s safe to say we could all use a little more help and trusted resources. Between mandated lockdowns, supply chain disruptions, and a wide variety of other challenges caused by the global pandemic, the waters have been choppy to say the least.
The fact that your restaurant is still standing is a testament to your resolve, perseverance, and ability to adapt on the fly to meet your customers’ changing demands.
At Broaster, we are so proud of the resiliency we’ve witnessed throughout the food service industry over the last year. But even the most resilient business owners need trusted 3rd party resources at times to fill in service gaps, keep current on industry trends, and ultimately…become more profitable.
1) Trusted Resources Allow You to Move More Nimbly
It was tough sledding for restaurant owners and managers last year, but the eateries that were able to succeed did so by learning to change and adapt quickly and for the better.
One common area that restaurants relied on external vendors for assistance this past year was upgrading Point-of-Sale Systems (POS) in order to track sales, cash flows, food inventory and more. POS systems also provide enhanced visibility and accountability, while helping you simplify your bookkeeping processes. (Who wouldn’t want that?)
And with mobile and contactless ordering still showing up strong in 2021, a top-notch POS system can be a true difference maker for your business…helping you work smarter not harder.
Further Reading: 7 Best Restaurant POS Systems
2) Trusted Resources Provide Guidance on Trends & Best Practices
Keeping track of public health guidelines/restrictions as well as newly recommended food safety practices was, in itself, a full-time job in 2020. But these things also pull you away from other aspects of managing your restaurant.
This is why partnering with a reliable, knowledgeable, and trustworthy resource like Broaster is more important than ever and can help to bail you out of a stress-filled lifeboat by providing support, training, and assistance where you need it most.
With over 65 years under our belt serving the food service industry, we at Broaster have proven our worth by supporting our operators in many ways, such as:
- Offering premium cooking equipment, food programs, and hands-on training
- Providing Insights into Top Menu Trends
- Creating Contactless To-Go Packaging
- Providing Branded Table Tents, Posters, and Signage
- Recommending Menu Options and Supplying Menu Boards
We also have the benefit of working with operators across the country, so we can share how other like-minded businesses are experiencing success.
3) Trusted Resources Help You Become More Profitable
The best example of how trusted vendors can help restaurants become more profitable was the transition of sales revenue from primarily dine-in orders to primarily carry-out, curbside pick-up, or delivery this past year.
Not only were restaurants tasked with pivoting quickly but many had to establish new workflows, allocate labor, and reshape their menus from the ground up. Oh, and this was essentially needed overnight as well…
Now, it’s possible to have done all this without any outside help but it sure would’ve been quicker and easier to seek out a resource that specializes in one of these areas.
In terms of delivery, tech platforms such as DoorDash, Eatstreet, Grubhub, Uber Eats and more can fill in this service gap fast while getting your brand in front of hungry customers.
These platforms have helped vast amounts of restaurants implement a strong delivery business and make the most of shifting sales opportunities to keep themselves from sinking out in uncharted waters.
Looking for a Trusted Partner to Help Keep Your Restaurant Afloat? Let Broaster Give You a Boost.
Becoming a trademarked Genuine Broaster Chicken operator is so much more than a partnership, we can be a valuable, trusted resource to help your restaurant get where you need to go.
Unlike other franchise agreements, we offer defined flexibility to help meet your establishment’s unique business needs. Plus, we don’t cut into your profits by charging franchise fees!
To learn more about our turnkey food programs and how they might become a life raft for your restaurant, feel free to reach out online today.