How to save money in your hotel or restaurant?
Restaurant owners, consider starting by taking a hard look at your food waste. Most restaurants throw out 20% of product which is almost like throwing money away. Educate your staff to pay attention to where food is being tossed, and then take steps to adjust your inventory or your portions. Can you better organize your fridge so that product is used in the order it was purchased? Consider a composting or food donation program – this move towards greater sustainability helps everyone!
Reducing energy costs can also save money. Hotel owners can implement a linen reuse program and save up to 17%. Hotels and restaurants can make upgrades to energy efficient appliances, change out lightbulbs and install low flow toilets. Train your staff to be conscious of energy use.
Lastly, staying on top of repairs can prevent small problems from becoming large ones and costing you more money in the process. Train your maintenance and housekeeping staff to always be on the lookout for anything amiss.