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Food Waste Calculator

Use this worksheet to calculate your theoretical usage vs. your actual usage, so you can pinpoint waste and increase profitability.

Theoretical Usage Calculator laptop

This worksheet will help you:

checkIdentify key ingredients on your menu

checkCalculate your theoretical usage vs. your actual usage

checkPinpoint food waste

checkImprove systems and increase profitability

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Why calculating theoretical vs. actual usage is important

Some degree of waste is inevitable in every restaurant. It's just the reality. But unchecked waste can have a significant impact on your bottom line. Having a precise understanding of what you purchased, what you've sold, and any variance between those amounts will allow you to pinpoint where waste is happening. Once you understand that, you can work to put systems in place to minimize waste and maximize profitability.

Calculate your theoretical vs. actual usage