In the restaurant business, food is money. Reducing the amount of wasted food in your restaurant reduces the amount of wasted money in your business’s cost structure. But there are other ways that reduced food waste contributes to reduced operating costs.
The Saturday sandwiched between Black Friday and Cyber Monday has been dubbed “Small Business Saturday” since 2010. An initiative founded by, funny enough, one of the largest businesses in the US, American Express, Small Business Saturday sheds light on an absolutely critical part of the US economy: small businesses.
In September 2013, QSR wrote, “in the quick-service industry, the path to success is straightforward: offering good-tasting, quality food prepared quickly in a clean and courteous environment.” That seems clear enough; quick-service and fast-casual restaurants got into business with this objective at the top of their lists.
When the Federal government shut down on October 1, 2013, “non-essential federal employees” were furloughed—meaning they could not go in to work. And while many Americans don’t necessarily feel that effect on a day-to-day basis, small business owners who were considering SBA loans will definitely see the impact.