According to the National Restaurant Association, Florida has 40,000 restaurants and bars with over $42 billion in sales and over 770,000 employees -- 8.4% of total state employment. The growth prospects for the industry remain very positive, as the demands of day-to-day living impact family schedules, parents spend more time eating together and less time buying and cooking food. Off-premise restaurant sales – purchases made from restaurants but consumed elsewhere (home or office), were 37 percent of sales in 2018. Millennials spending also fuels industry growth, as they favor enjoying experiences over material purchases and seek to enjoy the latest food trends with friends.
However, restaurants operate on thin margins and with the threat of higher minimum wages and rising commodity food prices, restaurant owners and managers must determine how to compete by managing prime cost (food and labor) without compromising quality. For ongoing success, a restaurant must also have a clear picture of its financial results and future outlook in order to create positive cash flow to reinvest in technology, facilities and grow the business.
We give our clients the flexibility of using us from a couple a days per month to full-time, meeting their requirements with the minimum of investment and without a long-term commitment.
Although each business faces different challenges, our partners have dealt with most of them during their 30-plus years of experience. We customize our services to deal with the unique challenges of each of our clients. Depending upon their most pressing requirements, our clients might have us focus at any given time on one or more of many areas, including: