The Menu Cycles application enables visibility, planning, and review of Menu Content by location. This is primarily for a catering style of offer. Central Users create Menu Cycles and publish them to Local sites to determine available offers.
A Menu Cycle is a collection of recipes and menus, grouped by Meal Periods, to determine the required offer by day and day-part.
Fig.1 - Example of Menu Cycles
Multiple Menu Cycles can be published to a Local site to cover all available offers.
Fig.2 - Multiple Menu Cycles published to Local site
At a Local site, users can view detailed recipe information, including ingredients required, preparation steps, nutrition and allergens.
Where permissions have been provided, Local site users can also make adjustments to the Menu Cycle content.
Fig.3 - Adjusting Menu Cycle content
Local site users can plan the expected quantity, selling prices, revenue, and GP ahead of service. This gives a better understanding of the offer and provides related reporting such as ingredient & preparation requirements.
Fig.4 - Planning a Menu Cycle
Following service, post-production information allows for a pre vs post review to take place, understanding produced quantities, sales, wastage etc.
Fig.5 - Post-Production Menu Cycle info