Menu Software for Food Service

Planning a great menu is at the heart of all food service entities. Whether you are a restaurant, deli, bakery, school, hospital, or another kind of food service, what you serve to customers can make or break your business. There is a lot to consider and plan when you create your menu. If you’re doing it by hand, you might notice a lot of simple errors and time-wasting repetition.

When you choose to work with our menu planning software, you’re able to organize all of your details into one location. With this kind of meticulous organization, you’ll be better able to plan your menus throughout the weeks and months and save money on food waste by tracking production and scaling efforts thoroughly. Our menu planning software will help you organize your food service business so you can optimize time and money while also providing the best food possible for your customers.

Program Features

Some of the top features of this program include:

  • Menu creation: add recipes and ingredients to create the perfect menu
  • See the nutrient values on your menus
  • Cycle plan meals for large organizations, like hospitals, schools, or nonprofits
  • Build out recipes with calorie information available
  • Ability to put calorie information on the menu boards
  • Scale your recipes according to production demand
  • Compare your menus against recommended nutrient intakes and other nutrient goals
Menu Board for Calories

Calorie display on menus or vending machines
See calorie values for your food items and display it on menus or vending machines.

Add ingredients to recipes

Recipe and Formula Creation

–Easy to use screens to build your food recipes

Building and structuring your recipes in menu planning software is quick and easy. Often businesses that write down their recipes by hand have a hard time keeping track of them. Inputting recipes into menu planning software organizes them and can report and analyze nutritional content. This means you have a well-rounded menu available for customers.

For convenience, menu planning software has a copy/duplicate feature, saving you a lot of time. You can also adjust and modify your recipes as you see fit. If you are looking to make a recipe more healthy or fit a certain dietary restriction, you can use this recipe nutrition calculator to see nutritional intake and adjust accordingly. 

Recipe Scaling for Production

–Scale recipes and provide to your production team.

Easily enable clear communication with your production staff by creating scaled recipes. You can scale any recipe through serving size or the number of servings. You can also pull a report to see different yields for a recipe. When the process is automatic, it reduces the chance for error, ensuring you don’t waste extra food and you don’t deliver customers less than they paid for.

Production recipe with scaling

Extensive Ingredient Database

–Our food database offers ingredients from all over the world.

One of the most important aspects of menu planning is the ingredients. As consumers become more aware of how impactful your diet is to your overall health, it’s important to be able to provide them with a variety of healthy ingredients. As a food service provider, it’s also important to keep track of any potential menu items with allergies. By automating this system, you can provide clear communication to the front-of-house and the back-of-house staff to ensure that you are providing guests with a safe and wholesome meal.

Our ingredient database is made up of ingredients from all around the world to make your recipe creation even faster. It’s also possible to add or edit ingredients as you go. 

Menus for Restaurants

Provide your customers with healthy options and help them stay on track.

Customers and potential diners are influenced and swayed by the quality of restaurant menus. People want to understand the quality and nutritional value of what they are eating. With menu labeling, you’ll be able to identify calories, healthy options, and other dietary restrictions easily. This is especially helpful for your restaurant guests with allergies to easily identify meals they should avoid by menu labeling. For the vending industry, you can access nutrient profiles and display data right on the vending machine. For restaurants, delis, and other types of dining experiences, you can display calorie and nutritional information on menu boards to help diners understand what choice is best for them. 

Restaurant Menu
Cycle Menu Report

Cycle Menus

–Great for School, Hospitals, Meals on Wheels and more.

If you are working for a large organization that provides food for people, such as hospitals, universities, colleges, or nonprofits, creating cycle menus is an effective choice. Any non-commercial food provider could benefit from cycle menus as opposed to static menus. Static menus stay relatively fixed for long periods of time and rarely change. Cycle menus generally serve the same people every day, making changing meals a necessity. Cycle menus follow the same pattern, though, so it makes picking out meals clear-cut. 

With menu planning software, food providers can copy and paste meals into a planned schedule, automating a lot of time spent writing out a repetitive calendar. Cycle menus usually follow the seasons, so you can save money by finding produce that’s in season. Planning cycle menus also saves on food waste, as you can plan recipes around similar ingredients and track your inventory better.

When you plan your cycle menus in menu management software, you are also able to compare your menus against recommended dietary reference intakes or your own specific goals. You are able to track how your menu stacks up against these goals, leading to more health-conscious ingredients and meals.

We Offer Many Types of Reports

As a food provider, you want to provide the best menu possible, as it can affect your potential earnings and reputation. We offer many different types of reports so you can analyze and plan the best meals for your restaurant or organization. We provide over seventeen different reports, like Menu Report, Nutrition Summary, Food List, and Shopping List. 

You can try to create and manage your menus by hand, but there is no doubt that it is more time-consuming than using menu planning software. If you are a food provider, our menu planning software is perfect for helping you organize your entire menu process. With an emphasis on compliance and healthy nutrition, our reports and recipe nutrition calculator can help you make the best choices for your business. When you are ready to use an effective solution to organize your restaurant or organization’s menu and nutritional information, give our free trial a whirl!