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Restaurant Software from FoodSoftware.com

11/1/2014 by FoodSoftware

Welcome Restaurant Software Shoppers!

FoodSoftware.com specializes in software for restaurants and offers a variety of restaurant software products for Windows PCs.

Products in our restaurant software category are software items which are often used, especially well-suited or specifically designed for restaurant operations. Though many of our software titles are restaurant industry standards, they are still very specialized and not found in any retail store.

The purpose of this page is to generally describe the broad field of restaurant software as well as to list the specific restaurant software products available at FoodSoftware.com. (See the bottom of this page for links to detailed product descriptions.)

General Types of Restaurant Software

Restaurant "software" are of two main types: computer programs and "contentware". Computer programs are the familiar type that perform business functions such as reporting, computing and storing data. Contentware are computer files that deliver documents, databases, forms, graphics, ebooks and other data types.

Examples of restaurant software at FoodSoftware.com include:

  • Restaurant cost control (usually inventory and recipe costing)
  • Restaurant accounting
  • Restaurant employee scheduleing
  • Restaurant menu design
  • Nutritional analysis and Nutrition Facts label composition
  • Restaurant business plans with financial projections
  • Recipe management and publishing

Examples of restaurant contentware at FoodSoftware.com include:

  • Customizable restaurant employee handbooks (as editable word processing files).
  • Customizable restaurant employee training manuals (as editable word processing files).
  • Food yield databases (searchable tables of percentages of servable food after preparation of the raw).
  • Restaurant accounting and management forms (assorted predesigned forms for printing on paper from PDF files).
  • Collections of food images and graphic elements suitable for use with restaurant menus and advertising documents.
  • Ebooks on various topics such as restaurant accounting, recipe costing and ethnic recipes.

Some products include both software and contentware. Most of the QuickPlan line of restaurant business plans include both spreadsheet software for financial projections and customizable ("insert your own data or words here") documents for the main body of business plan presentations (plan synopsis, demographic studies, employee policies, etc.)

Restaurant Software Types by Purpose

Restaurant software offered at FoodSoftware.com falls into the following main purpose types:

  • Inventory and Product (Recipe) Cost Control Software for:
    • Food and beverage cost reporting, control and reduction.
    • Menu item recipe costing.
    • Menu item sales analysis for profit contribution (“menu engineering”).
    • Food inventory purchasing – to meet stock requirements and production forecasts.

  • Menu Design Software for:
    • Simplified do-it-yourself design and in-house printing of professional-looking restaurant menus to reduce design and printing expense and cut turnaround time for menu changes.
    • Output of menus as PDF files for emailing and posting on web sites.

  • Employee Scheduling Software for automatic creation of employee schedules and labor cost control.

  • Nutritional Analysis Software for:
    • Nutritional analysis of product recipes
    • USDA-compliant Nutrition Facts panel creation for retail product labeling.
    • Compliance with laws governing availability of nutrition data to customers.
    • Product costing.

  • Recipe Management and Publishing Software for capturing, storing, finding, sharing and printing recipes.
    • Electronic cookbook with photos
    • Manages recipes
    • Prints recipe books and cards
    • Copies recipes from the Internet
    • Publishes and shares recipes and cookbooks

  • Manuals and Forms Software are pre-written, customizable company policy, training documents and forms (in Word, text and PDF file formats) for:
    • Employee handbooks (company policies)
    • Employee training manuals (job training instructions)
    • Restaurant management forms (standard forms such as employment applications, damage reports, etc., in PDF format for printing as needed.)

  • Daily Accounting and Management Spreadsheets are simplified, pre-written spreadsheets for daily sales and cost writeup.

  • Food Rotation Labeling Software easily creates food batch identity and use-by date container labels to help prevent food spoilage.

  • Hospitality Business Plan Software is for creating comprehensive presentations for procuring business startup loans.

  • New Restaurant Startup Spreadsheets help you project the total cost of building, equipping and opening your new restaurant.

  • Clip Art Collections of food products and graphic elements enhance your menu designs and promotional material.

  • Reservations Software for taking reservations and tracking regular customers.

Restaurant Software Not Sold by FoodSoftware.com: Two major classes of software are absent from the FoodSoftware.com catalog: POS ("Point of Sale" or cash register) and general accounting. POS software and its associated hardware often requires intensive support that is usually best provided by local dealers. Most restaurants use Quickbooks for their general accounting software (general ledger, accounts payable, etc.) which does not need to be specialized for restaurants. Quickbooks is sold by all major office supply retailers.

Restaurant Software Types by Computer and Operating System

  • All restaurant software titles at FoodSoftware.com are meant to run on all versions of Windows from Windows XP to Windows 7.
  • No titles have special hardware requirements or unusually large files that require large amounts of hard drive space (except those items that are sold specifically as software and hardware combinations).
  • Most titles are self-contained “applications” that do not need other software in order to run.
  • Some titles are spreadsheets that require Microsoft Excel to run.
  • Some titles are text or Microsoft Word files that require Word-compatible software to run.

Mac Users: FoodSoftware.com has very few titles that run on the native Mac OS. However, all recent Macs can be equipped with Windows, and with such, all of our Windows software will run on your Mac too. Some, but not most, of our spreadsheet titles run on the Mac version of Excel. All of our text and Word titles open in the Mac version of Microsoft Word.

Restaurant Software Installation

Most software titles here are "restaurant back office" applications that run on your restaurant office computer or personal laptop and are not usually installed on the same computers than run your POS (cash register) software.

All FoodSoftware.com software products are installed on your own PCs and are not web-hosted applications. All of your data is stored only on your own PC and remains private.

Restaurant Software Types by Skill Level

Software titles at FoodSoftware.com are for various computer skill levels from beginner to advanced. In particular, we have a variety of food inventory and costing programs that range from basic and easy to comprehensive and more involved. Our spreadsheet-based software titles are generally simpler than the non-spreadsheet software.

There is always a tradeoff between simplicity and features, especially where food cost control software is concerned. The easier programs have fewer features and are not as effective at saving money as the comprehensive programs, but they are better than doing nothing. The comprehensive programs may be too difficult for some people to understand or use even though the payback from using them is enormous.

It is extremely important to choose your priorities: Do you want easy and mildly effective or harder but very effective at saving money? Keep in mind that restaurants are a complicated and risky profession that requires professional skills and professional-level software to run profitably. For the maximum benefit from professional restaurant software, be prepared to spend the time and make the study effort it takes to be proficient at using the software. You will be rewarded for doing so.

Important Restaurant Software Products

Click on the links below for detailed information about our key restaurant software products.

IPro Series 40 Restaurant Inventory, Recipe & Menu Software

  • IPro Series 40 is our most popular restaurant comprehensive, full-featured inventory, recipe costing, purchasing and sales analysis software.
  • Dramatically reduces food and beverage costs by detecting creeping costs, overuse, theft and unknown costs.
  • Full actual (periodic) and ideal (perpetual) inventory for food, liquor and supplies.
  • Build-to-par and forecast ordering and purchase and cost history.
  • Recipe costing, resizing and printing.
  • Stock depletion by sales or production.
  • Sales and profit history, trends and analysis.
  • Complete and flexible reports with unlimited history range.
  • Compares to others programs at ten times the price!
  • Downloadable for immediate and free delivery.
  • Free support.
  • Application software (does not require Excel or other software to run.)

EZChefSOFTWARE® Inventory, Menu Costing and Analysis for Restaurants for Excel

  • EZChefSOFTWARE® Inventory Management, Menu Costing and Analysis for Restaurants & Bars is our most popular simplified, Excel-based, basic inventory, recipe costing and sales analysis software.
  • Powerful, yet intuitive and easy to use.
  • Helps you save time, increase profits and learn to sell those menu items that make you the most money.
  • Optional "one click" feature imports all Sysco food products, with current prices, directly from the Sysco order guide. (Importing from some other companies is also available.)
  • Easily manages basic food and beverage inventory tasks and processes.
  • Performs menu costing for every item on the menu (including subrecipes).
  • Creates a full menu analysis from your sales mix (the sales proportions of menu items) to evaluate and visually display how each menu item impacts profitability.
  • Downloadable for immediate and free delivery.
  • Free support.
  • Spreadsheet-based software (requires Excel to open and familiarity with Excel to operate).

MenuPro 10 Restaurant Menu Design Software

  • SoftCafe MenuPro® is the world's leading menu design software.
  • Quickly create your own beautiful color menus at a fraction of the cost of print shop menus.
  • Create quick professional designs without the expense or hassle of using a graphic artist or desktop publisher.
  • Quickly make menu and price changes and print your revised menus in-house as fast as needed.
  • No computer training or word processing software required. Easily delegate small edit tasks to inexperienced users.
  • Vastly easier than using word processing or page layout software for restaurant menu design.
  • Includes more than 150 style templates that eliminate the need to desing menus from scratch.
  • Makes daily special menus, dinner menus, wine lists, table tents, etc. in any size or layout.
  • Includes more than 1500 food illustrations, over 140 specialty fonts and culinary spell checker.
  • Downloadable for immediate and free delivery.
  • Free support.
  • Application software (does not require Excel or other software to run.)

SweetWARE nutraCoster Professional 2.1 Recipe/Formula Costing & Nutritional Analysis Software

  • nutraCoster does recipe nutritional analysis to help comply with nutrition information laws and address customer questions and concerns.
  • Creates USDA-complient Nutrition Facts panels for commercial food packaging.
  • Also does recipe cost analysis.
  • Downloadable for immediate and free delivery.
  • Free support.
  • Application software (does not require Excel or other software to run.)

Recipe Management & Publishing: The Living Cookbook Recipe Software for Windows

  • Recipe Management and Publishing Software for capturing, storing, finding, sharing and printing recipes.
  • Electronic cookbook with photos
  • Manages recipes
  • Prints recipe books and cards
  • Copies recipes from the Internet
  • Publishes and shares recipes and cookbooks

Restaurant Employee Handbook Creator CD

  • Easy and quick way to develop your own employee handbook rather than to start from scratch.
  • Consists of word processing files for more than one hundred policies and forms that you can edit as needed.
  • Establish and communicate your employee policies to help protect yourself legally and reduce your exposure to lawsuits, litigation and disputes.
  • Organize all of your policies and benefits in one booklet.
  • Allow more effective and consistent management.
  • Increase employee morale, reduce turnover and increase productivity.
  • Each file is duplicated in English, Spanish and Chinese so you can create multilingual handbooks as needed.
  • Contentware requires word processing software to edit or print. The word processing files are in both MS Word (.doc) and text (.txt) formats for use with any word processor in Windows or on Macs.

Restaurant Software Policies

Support for most of our software products is free and unlimited for current versions.

Installation policies (number of computers allowed) and multiuser capabilities and costs vary by product. Many software titles here may be installed on multiple computers without additional cost. Many titles are also multiuser in network environments. Some titles require additional costs per simultaneous additional user.

Demonstration media availability, trial periods and refund policies vary by product. Please note that software items are not refundable unless specifically stated as otherwise, so please carefully determine the software's suitability for your purpose, skill level and computer type. Detailed information for making sound purchase decisions is available about all of our restaurant software products both at the FoodSoftware.com website and by phone if you call 805-375-7000 during Pacific business hours.

Links to All Restaurant Software Products

See the list below for all products in this item class and related classes too. Customers who purchase the above mentioned products also buy these products.

Restaurant Software from FoodSoftware.com Catalog
Product Class: 
60 items found searching fields.
Product Name
Description
 
Restaurant Software / Cost Control: IPro Restaurant Food Inventory & Recipe Costing Software
Class: 77Restaurant Software
EZChefSOFTWARE® Inventory, Menu Costing and Analysis for Restaurants for Excel
Class: 37Food Cost Software & Books
Instant Restaurant Employee Handbook Creator CD - 2014 Version
Class: 36Employee Management Software, Books & Videos
Restaurant Software: MenuPro 10 Restaurant Menu Design Software by SoftCafe
Class: 52Menu Design
Restaurant Software: Recipe Costing, Inventory & Menu Profitability Spreadsheet Workbook
Class: 67Spreadsheets
Bakery Software / Food Manufacturing Software: nutraCoster Recipe Cost & Nutritional Analysis
Class: 40Foodservice Software
Bar Business Plan Software / Bar Starting / Bar Opening: QuickPlan Bar & Night Club
Class: 22Business Plan Software & Books
Restaurant Business Plan Software / Restaurant Starting / Opening /Buying: QuickPlan Restaurant
Class: 22Business Plan Software & Books
Recipe Management & Publishing: The Living Cookbook Recipe Software for Windows
Class: 77Restaurant Software
Restaurant Accounting Books: Operators Complete Guide to Quickbooks E-Book Download
Class: 66E-Books
Restaurant Spreadsheet Library for Excel Bundle Deal
Class: 67Spreadsheets
Food Safety Products: Prep-Pal Food Rotation Label Software and Printer System
Class: 42Food Health & Safety Products
Coffee Shop Starting: How to Open a Financially Successful Coffee, Espresso & Tea Shop with CD
Class: 22Business Plan Software & Books
Restaurant Starting: New Restaurant Startup & Financial Feasibility Spreadsheet Software
Class: 67Spreadsheets
Restaurant Starting: Opening a Restaurant or Other Food Business Starter Kit with Companion CD
Class: 22Business Plan Software & Books
Paging System: NetPage Unlimited Staff & Guest Local & Wide-Area Paging & Messaging
Class: 75Restaurant Pagers and Restaurant Paging Systems
Bed and Breakfast Business Plan Software / Bed & Breakfast Starting: QuickPlan Bed & Breakfast
Class: 22Business Plan Software & Books
Coffee Shop Business Plan Software / Coffee Shop Starting / Opening: QuickPlan Coffee Shop
Class: 22Business Plan Software & Books
Coffee Shop Business Plan Software / Coffee Shop Starting : Coffee Drive-Thru Business Plan
Class: 22Business Plan Software & Books
Hotel Business Plan Software: QuickPlan Hotel - FoodSoftware.com
Class: 22Business Plan Software & Books
Ice Cream Shop Business Plan Software: QuickPlan Ice Cream Parlor - FoodSoftware.com
Class: 22Business Plan Software & Books
Restaurant Business Plan Software / Starting Pizzeria: QuickPlan Pizza Restaurant Business Plan
Class: 22Business Plan Software & Books
Resort Hotel Business Plan Software / Hotel Starting / Opening: QuickPlan Resort
Class: 22Business Plan Software & Books
Restaurant Business Plan Software / Restaurant Starting / Opening: QuickPlan Sandwich Shop
Class: 22Business Plan Software & Books
Wine Bar Business Plan Software / Wine Bar Starting / Opening: QuickPlan Wine Bar
Class: 22Business Plan Software & Books
Restaurant Software: Daily Sales & Deposit Spreadsheet for POS Sales Data Accounting
Class: 67Spreadsheets
Restaurant Software / Employee Scheduling: Daily Sales Report + Labor Summary Spreadsheet for Excel
Class: 67Spreadsheets
Restaurant Software / Restaurant Employment: Restaurant Employee Job Training Manual Creator
Class: 64Training Software, Books & Videos
Restaurant Software: Restaurant Employee Schedule & Labor Cost Spreadsheet for Excel
Class: 67Spreadsheets
Restaurant Software / Accounting: Restaurant Food & Beverage Inventory Spreadsheet for Excel
Class: 67Spreadsheets
Restaurant Software: Menu Engineering Spreadsheet Workbook for POS Sales Data Accounting
Class: 67Spreadsheets
Restaurant Software / Restaurant Accounting: Management Spreadsheets for Sales & Cost Analysis
Class: 67Spreadsheets
Restaurant Software: Restaurant Payroll Accrual Spreadsheet for Excel
Class: 67Spreadsheets
Restaurant Software Spreadsheets: Employee Schedule Planner Spreadsheets for Excel
Class: 77Restaurant Software
Restaurant Training E-Book Library CD by the Culinary Institute of America
Class: 64Training Software, Books & Videos
Restaurant Training: Running a Profitable Restaurant - Workshop in a Box
Class: 61Restaurant Management Software, Books & Videos
Restaurant Training / Waiter Training: The Complete WaitStaff Training Course DVD
Class: 64Training Software, Books & Videos
Restaurant Forms / Restaurant Books: Encyclopedia Of Restaurant Management Forms with CD
Class: 61Restaurant Management Software, Books & Videos
Restaurant Training / Restaurant Books: The Encyclopedia Of Restaurant Training
Class: 21Restaurant Books
The Responsible Serving of Alcoholic Beverages Training Manual & CD
Class: 20Bar Management Software, Books & Videos
Restaurant Books / Restaurant Management: The Restaurant Manager's Handbook - 3rd Ed. w/ CD
Class: 61Restaurant Management Software, Books & Videos
Menu Design Software: Menu Food Clip Art: Wedding Graphics Royalty-Free Clip Art CD
Class: 24Menu Clip Art
IPro Upgrade Series 30 to Series 40
Class: 37Food Cost Software & Books
Restaurant Software: Restaurant Weekly Food & Beverage Purchase Log Spreadsheet for Excel
Class: 67Spreadsheets
Restaurant Software: Restaurant Weekly Sales & Prime Costs Spreadsheet Workbook for Excel
Class: 67Spreadsheets
Restaurant Menu Design Software: American & Italian Favorite Foods Royalty-Free Clip Art CD
Class: 24Menu Clip Art
Restaurant Menu Design Software: Asian Foods 1 Royalty Free Clip Art Files CD
Class: 24Menu Clip Art
Reservations Software / Catering Software: Restaurant Reservations & Catering Event Management
Class: 41Restaurant Management, Front of the House
Restaurant Menu Design Software: Fall / Winter Seasonal & Holiday Foods Menu Clip Art CD
Class: 24Menu Clip Art
Restaurant Menu Design Software: Food & Restaurant Menu Design Graphics 400 Royalty-Free Clip Art CD
Class: 24Menu Clip Art
Food Business Plans: QuickPlan Fast Food Restaurant Business Plan Software
Class: 10Restaurant Business Plans
Restaurant Menu Design Software: Hispanic Foods Royalty Free Clip Art CD - FoodSoftware.com
Class: 24Menu Clip Art
Restaurant Software / Food Cost Control: IPro Inventory - POS Interface Link Modules
Class: 37Food Cost Software & Books
Restaurant Menu Design Software: Mediterranean Foods Royalty Free Clip Art Files CD
Class: 24Menu Clip Art
Menu Design Software: Restaurant Menu Design Graphic Accents 475 Royalty-Free Clip Art CD
Class: 24Menu Clip Art
Menu Design Software: Restaurant Menu Design Graphic Attention Getters 275 Royalty-Free Clip Art CD
Class: 24Menu Clip Art
Restaurant Business Plans: QuickPlan Delicatessen Business Plan Software
Class: 10Restaurant Business Plans
Restaurant Business Plans: QuickPlan Diner Business Plan Software
Class: 10Restaurant Business Plans
Restaurant Menu Design Software: Vegetable Variations Menu Art Royalty-Free Clip Art CD
Class: 24Menu Clip Art
Bakery Software / Food Manufacturing Software: stockCoster Inventory Module for nutraCoster
Class: 18Bakery Software
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