Syrus Restaurant Information Services, provider of restaurant technologies, launched a new on-demand program designed to help combat rising food costs.
With the recent record drought, commodity prices will be expected to increase in the next year. In response, restaurant managers are searching for strategies to offset rising food costs.
With Syrus' eUniversity, restaurant managers can learn best practices by walking through real-world scenarios based on years of industry experience.
"We've taken everything we're learning from our customers about effective food-cost management and boiled the best practices down to one convenient program," says Jim Karam, president of Syrus.
"Imagine: Every time a manager or above-store leader clicks on a module and learns an effective management practice, that's more money that goes to the bottom line of that restaurant."
Karam adds that the content will be expanded, not just with deeper food-cost management practices, but also into other areas such as labor management, theft detection, sales analysis, and more.
Syrus eUniversity provides an innovative twist to typical online training by teaching restaurant managers how to identify trends and patterns using the Syrus system and tools.
Rather than just walking a restaurant manager through a task, Syrus eUniversity provides instant access to food-cost management best practices collected from thousands of restaurant managers who have used the Syrus tools and reporting system.
"Syrus eUniversity gave us the knowledge needed to identify potential problem areas and be proactive," says Melvin Brown, district manager at AES Management Corporation, a 14-store Popeyes franchisee. "I've been in the restaurant industry for over 10 years and still walked away with new ideas. The program is very informative and, when used correctly, can help increase profits."