|About the Book|
In the frenzied world of foodservice, setting up a computer system or enhancing the one you have can be a nightmare With this book you can relax and breathe a sigh of relief Thank goodness computers have simplified record keeping Now, author MikeMoreIn the frenzied world of foodservice, setting up a computer system or enhancing the one you have can be a nightmare With this book you can relax and breathe a sigh of relief Thank goodness computers have simplified record keeping Now, author Mike Pappas non-technical anecdotal style makes choosing computer tools for your foodservice establishment an intelligent decision rather than a pressure cooker ready to explode. Eat Food, Not Profits is a combination computer Yellow Pages and Consumer Reports for the foodservice industry. Its a clear description of how hardware and software are used in the industry and just which applications will meet your specific needs. Anywhere food is purchased, received, stored, prepared, and served--costs must be controlled. Pappas explains how computers can make this ongoing and often tedious job easier--less time-consuming and less paperwork generated Youll control expenses, develop forecasting abilities, and ultimately gain a competitive edge while enhancing profits. Every category served on the foodservice buffet is discussed, including inventory and recipe costing, front and back office, catering, scheduling and nutritional, accounting, and Point-of-Sale (POS) systems, just to name a few. Each chapter answers questions like these:What hardware and software manage this specific foodservice issue?How should this computer product function?Who supplies these computer products and how do I find them?What real life stories help illustrate this foodservice dilemma?An alphabetized appendix supports this information with vendors addresses, fax numbers, and a brief description of their product lines. Another appendix allows easy access to vendors in your area by zip code. And a third appendix supplies a side-by-side comparison of over forty POS systems. Armed with this comprehensive foodservice bible youll march into the next millennium aided by the newest technical support available to the foodservice industry...and youll be eating a bigger piece of the profit pie.