As the demand for delivery and takeout options continues to rise, more and more restaurants are offering delivery versions of their menu items. However, the packaging used for these delivery orders can have a significant impact on the profitability of these menu items. In this blog post, we’ll explore the different types of packaging available, the costs associated with each, and how Mozzo Menu can help you make informed decisions about packaging choices for your restaurant’s delivery version recipes.
The first thing to consider when choosing packaging for your delivery orders is the type of food you’re serving. Some types of food, like soups and stews, require containers that can withstand high temperatures and prevent leaks. Other types of food, like sandwiches and salads, can be packaged in more cost-effective options like paper or plastic containers.
The next thing to consider is the cost of the packaging. While paper and plastic containers may be cheaper upfront, they can be more costly in the long run due to their disposable nature. Investing in reusable containers, like metal or glass, can ultimately save money and be better for the environment.
It’s also important to consider the size and shape of the packaging. Larger containers may be more expensive, but they can also hold more food and reduce the need for multiple containers.
According to a study conducted by the National Restaurant Association, food packaging costs can represent up to 10-15% of a restaurant
At Mozzo Menu, we understand the importance of accurately calculating the costs associated with packaging for your restaurant’s delivery version recipes. That’s why we’ve made it easy for you to add packaging costs to your recipes within our software.
When creating or editing a recipe, you have the option to add packaging costs by simply inputting the cost per unit and the quantity used. This cost is then automatically factored into the overall cost calculation for the recipe. This feature allows you to see the true cost of each delivery version recipe and make more informed decisions about pricing, inventory and packaging choices.
Additionally, you can also create delivery versions of your recipes in our software, and easily calculate the profit margins after factoring in the delivery fee and packaging costs. This feature allows you to see the true profitability of your delivery version recipes and make more informed decisions about which items to offer for delivery.
With Mozzo Menu, managing the cost of packaging for your delivery version recipes has never been easier. Let us help you streamline your operations, increase profits and make informed decisions about packaging choices for your restaurant’s delivery version recipes.