How To Save Time By Automating Your Restaurant Supply Order

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Opening a new restaurant in your local community?

If so, we have the app for you!

Statistically speaking, about half of all new restaurants or businesses in the U.S. close within the first five years of opening. One of the reasons for this is poor time management. If you use Cheetah, however, you can save your time and your business. 

Cheetah, according to their website, “offers business owners a simple, affordable and fast solution for the procurement of their daily supplies. With Cheetah, business owners can reduce the time it takes to manage inventory from 2 hours to 5 minutes per day, lower waste and increase cash flow.”

Need more convincing for switching to Cheetah? Don’t worry, we have 5 reasons on how Cheetah can save you time every week:

How To Save Time By Automating Your Restaurant Supply Order

1. Shortens your inventory management 

I think the best way to show how Cheetah has been able to help with the day to day operations of running a small restaurant is through personal testimonies. One user says Cheetah “makes it so easy to order items, I can order items for 3 locations within minutes. This has simplified my life a lot and I no longer worry about shopping at all.”

Another user “really loves the Cheetah app vs. having to go online to a website and check out on safari like Costco. The app is easy and convenient with just a click of a button. It is fast and has every item you are looking for with photos.”

Having pictures to go with the inventory, as well as having several options for delivery location creates a more efficient inventory management system on the business owner’s end. Often, managers and owners can spend up to two hours figuring out what supplies need to be ordered and calling the right companies to place their orders.

With Cheetah, that time can be reduced by 96%, freeing up a couple of hours in the day to focus on creating new dishes or checking in with customers as they are dining. 

2. Real-time delivery 

If you have worked in any type of retail setting, whether that be in a store or in a restaurant, you know how much time is wasted sitting around waiting for deliveries. For example, I used to work in a women’s clothing store, and we had an order set to be delivered right after our store closed around 10 p.m.

Unfortunately, that meant our headquarters were closed for the evening, so we were unable to track the delivery and ended up waiting until 1 a.m. for the shipment to arrive. With within those three hours, we could have done so much administrative work and preparation for the next day, but we had to monitor the doors and the docks the entire time.

With Cheetah, however, you can save yourself those three hours. Cheetah deliveries are prompt and they will inform management if an item is missing from the order. No more waiting around!

3. Improves invoice organization 

Besides managing inventory, restaurant owners and their administrators also have to budget the financials. A key component of financials is invoicing.

On average, managing 50 invoices can take anywhere from 2-4 hours. Cheetah allows you to save that entire time with their one-click invoice management setting. 

4. Re-order ease

One of the perks of signing up to use Cheetah is the reorder function. With the app, you have access to all your previous orders. This is important because you will be able to see how much a specific item you ordered.

This way you will be able to calculate how fast you run through that item on average and reorder easy-breezy! This saves you from running through all your inventory by hand. Whew!

5. 24/7 Assistance 

Sometimes if there is a problem after normal business hours are closed, restaurants can’t receive supplier customer service, and managers end up with their businesses suffering.

Luckily with Cheetah, they make it easy for you if you have a question or need to speak to someone with customer service you still can do that with the app.

Cheetah customer service is anytime, anywhere through the app, email, text message, or calling. Now you don’t have to start the next day off with problems! Find a solution then and there. 

With Cheetah’s mission being, “to help [restaurants] save both time and money,” you can be sure they are reliable and will save your restaurant some major time in the near future.

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Claire Erickson is currently a blogging intern at Claire has just returned from studying abroad at the London College of Fashion and will finish her senior year studying retail merchandising back at her home university – University of Minnesota (Twin Cities). She will graduate in the spring of 2020 and is looking forward to having a future in buying, trend research, or planning.