Food Cost Software??

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2012/06/13 16:46:02 (permalink)

Food Cost Software??

Can any of you recommend a food cost software? I want to use it for my food truck.
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    chefbuba
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    Re:Food Cost Software?? 2012/06/13 21:09:07 (permalink)
    A $2 calculator.
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    Re:Food Cost Software?? 2012/06/14 01:48:28 (permalink)
    Anyone have a serious answer?
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    Re:Food Cost Software?? 2012/06/14 04:58:03 (permalink)
    "Chew Dat"
    Anyone have a serious answer?

    I think he WAS serious!
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    Re:Food Cost Software?? 2012/06/14 05:01:02 (permalink)
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    Re:Food Cost Software?? 2012/09/24 00:25:24 (permalink)
    www.myezfoodorder.com  Great software for controlling food costs.
     
    Call Jim Lange @ 888-610-3025 and he will conduct a live demo for you.  You must order at least 2-3000 per week in food and disposables to make this software work for you though.
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    Re:Food Cost Software?? 2012/09/24 03:52:30 (permalink)
    You didn't say what your were trying to cost, inventory or serving cost.
     
     A $2 calculator & excel spread sheet would be your best without more info of what you need to do.
     
    For serving/portion costing, many free recipe programs can do this if you enter ingredient cost correctly.
     
    Many inventory cost control programs also require a link to the order system & cash register to produce and 'end of day' usage report and restock report.  These are not cheap and require a computer/cash register system.   ... On a Truck, you should be able to do this without an expensive computer system. Just look at the your racks to see what was used up.
     
    So for a truck, an excel sheet would be the best for an inventory & check list to track current pricing and to produce an order sheet for supplies.    This can easily track daily, weekly, and monthly usage & cost of food stuff & supplies.
    post edited by edwmax - 2012/09/24 08:45:24
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    Re:Food Cost Software?? 2012/09/24 08:08:36 (permalink)
    a calculator, why spend more $ on worthless software when you can create your own custom calculator in Excel.  Chef's answer was as real as it gets.
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    Re:Food Cost Software?? 2012/09/24 08:43:01 (permalink)
    THE WILD DOG

    a calculator, why spend more $ on worthless software when you can create your own custom calculator in Excel.  Chef's answer was as real as it gets.

     
    ... ...
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    Re:Food Cost Software?? 2012/09/24 09:27:15 (permalink)
    And if you don't have, or want to buy Excel, you can download Open Office for free.
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    Re:Food Cost Software?? 2012/09/25 17:07:02 (permalink)
    jcheese And if you don't have, or want to buy Excel, you can download Open Office for free.

    Openoffice.org has become a bit unreliable. Consider the forks Lotus Symphony or Libre Office instead.
     
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    Re:Food Cost Software?? 2014/06/05 15:24:30 (permalink)
    Never mind.
    post edited by JohnVenice - 2014/06/11 16:17:23
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    Re:Food Cost Software?? 2014/06/05 20:07:37 (permalink)
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    These members who immediately discourage costing software must work alone, have no need to share output with any other teams members, and have ten menu items with two ingredients each.  Their self-aggrandizing  aside,  ....
    Cheers, John

     
    This thread is old and I suspect you might be attempting to spam a specific software.
    ... As stated above the OP did not specify 'what cost' he needed to track or calculate.    Therefore, specific recommendations are hard to make.  He was given several 'credible'  items to consider based on his generalized request.   ... No one was discouraging the use of costing software, nor were anyone 'self-aggrandizing'.    
     
    ... And, the OP has not logged into RF since his last post above, so he was not serious enough with his request to follow up and explain what he needed.   Such as how many items did he need to cost track, two or 5,000;  Or, the purpose of the food costing, inventory & reorder que point; Or, food cost per serving to set sell price/profit margin.   
     
    For a 'Truck' as the OP stated, it is a simple matter of making a 'Check list' of items needed every day with quantities  at the start of the day and the quantities at the end of day.  Then the total cost of food & supplies can tracked each day and the total (Gross) sales for the day can be recorded.   Gross Sales less cost equal profit.    ... A spreadsheet (excel) is perfect of this and not very expensive.
     
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    Re:Food Cost Software?? 2014/06/06 16:39:28 (permalink)
    Did a bit of checking; the software being recommended by JohnVenice is, by strange coincidence, run by a guy named John from Venice, California. Frankly, if he had said, "I noticed this thread, and want to mention that I'm selling some costing software which I think is superior to the solutions mentioned because..." I wouldn't have flagged it. His trying to treat it as an independent endorsement pushes it over the line.
     
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    Re:Food Cost Software?? 2014/06/06 19:24:12 (permalink)
    Thought so!
     
    Thanks Bart.    ...
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    Re:Food Cost Software?? 2014/06/11 15:45:14 (permalink)
    I don't think I could have been anymore balanced in my post--to conclude that there is some great advantage to presenting a bunch of competitors in my answer as singularly self-serving is rather specious.  And if I seemed to open the dialog in frustration, it is because no one here really answered the question.  I do agree that it would have been fine to say I stumbled on this post and here is an idea, but I was actually trying to answer the question relative to a readers need.  That because that is what I do for a living, CostGizmo is just a side project.  As far as the age of the post, there is a world outside of your experiences and other people search for these answers--the op just starts the flow.  
     
    Food prices have risen 19% in the last 5 months.  Maybe its better that a restaurant owner looking for solutions actually gets presented something other than a presumptuous "$2 calculator" answer.  Whether you want to call it spam or not, my reply was balanced, comprehensive and actually provided some thoughtful options.  That anyone would post a reference to software solutions when someone asks for a software solution--wow, how arbitrary.  You should use your extraordinary powers of deduction to figure out why you are petty.  
     
    "Electronic spamming is the use of electronic messaging systems to send unsolicited bulk messages (spam), especially advertising, indiscriminately."  This was neither unsolicited (the op asked for suggestions on software) nor indiscriminate (it is apt for the subject), nor is it bulk, as the answer was written uniquely for the context.  If you must revel in your criticism, at least use proper nomenclature. 
     
     
    post edited by JohnVenice - 2014/06/11 15:51:38
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    Re:Food Cost Software?? 2014/06/11 18:54:44 (permalink)
    JohnVenice
    I don't think I could have been anymore balanced in my post--to conclude that there is some great advantage to presenting a bunch of competitors in my answer as singularly self-serving is rather specious. 

    The flag was for not identifying the product as your software.
     
    Bart
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