Food waste occurs in every step of the value chain, from farm to consumer. In restaurants, primary causes include a lack of inventory overview, over-ordering and incorrect shelving.
The restaurant sector is still very traditional. It lacks flexibility and relies heavily on guests, making it an extremely vulnerable industry. Up to 70 per cent of a restaurant’s costs are related to food inventory and labour, and 4 to 10 per cent of the purchased food is wasted before it is served.
TotalCtrl Restaurant promotes sustainable operations by providing restaurant owners and employees with digital control over food inventory.
When a food delivery has arrived, staff use TotalCtrl Restaurant to confirm that the invoice matches the delivery. This ensures that the restaurant has the correct quantity and type of goods, as well as an overview of the expiry date for each item. The solution sends notifications when items are about to expire, enabling staff to prevent food waste.
TotalCtrl Restaurant offers the restaurant immediate value while reducing food waste. The comprehensive inventory overview prevents over-ordering, delivered goods are efficiently confirmed, staff can quickly locate items and expiry dates are tracked.
In addition, restaurants have reduced the amount of time used on monthly inventory by up to 90 per cent.
The solution is available as a yearly subscription with full customer support.
There are over 15 million restaurants worldwide, with a market value of around USD 3.25 trillion. The serviceable addressable market for TotalCtrl Restaurant in Europe is estimated at roughly USD 550 billion.
TotalCtrl Restaurant is already used by over 600 restaurants around the globe. In Norway, the solution is also used by after-school programmes and nursing homes.
2. Zero hunger
By preventing waste in the food service industry, TotalCtrl Restaurant can help to ensure that people have access to sufficient food.
9. Industry, innovation and infrastructure
TotalCtrl Restaurant can help the food service industry to become more sustainable.
11. Sustainable cities and communities
By preventing waste in the food service industry, TotalCtrl Restaurant can help to reduce the volume of waste needed to be managed.
12. Responsible consumption and production
By preventing waste in the food service industry, TotalCtrl Restaurant can help to achieve the target of halving global food waste by 2030.