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Restaurant Analytics

Loss Prevention To Reduce Shrink & Improve Margins

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Protect your Profits From Preventable Loss

Every restaurant experiences some level of loss – fraud, theft, waste, compliance issues, and inefficient processes that eat into margins and hurt profitability. Restaurant loss prevention strategies involve addressing these issues as they occur and taking steps to prevent them in the future.

For your restaurant, the line between profit and loss is razor-thin. Protect your hard-won profits using data analytics to automatically flag activities indicating preventable loss, all while improving margins, increasing sales, and ensuring a consistent customer experience.

Identify Fraud and Theft
  • Detect internal theft by automatically flagging suspicious voids, transfers, and comps
  • Flag indicators of external theft like gift card fraud and promotion abuse
  • Confirm suspicious behavior with video of the transaction
Control Food Costs
  • Compare food cost trends to item sales to identify variances
  • Use food cost data to assist with menu engineering and pricing to maximize margins
  • Monitor employee meals and other comp'd items for out-of-policy discounting
Improve Labor Productivity
  • Compare employee performance metrics to identity high and underperformers
  • Revise hiring and training practices to minimize turn-over costs
  • Analyze sales by day, channel, and daypart to optimize scheduling
Ensure Manager Follow-up
  • Identify recurring problems and define potential causes and acceptable follow-up
  • Validate that every issue has been appropriately addressed in the field
Maximize Sales and Margins
  • Track the success of limited-time offers (LTOs) and other promotions
  • Increase order size with targeted upsell techniques
Fine-Tune Speed of Service
  • Streamline ordering, cash handling, cook times, and payment processes to reduce wait times
  • Set realistic goals and tailor training and processes to the needs of the business
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Measurable Results. Fast ROI.

Cutting-edge loss prevention teams are expanding their purview beyond traditional theft and fraud to tackle restaurant loss in all its forms. With Agilence, our clients can easily pinpoint concerns about preventable losses and quickly prescribe a solution.

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Mike Keller, the Manager of Loss Prevention Analytics at Panera Bread explains how he uses Agilence to deliver profits back the the business.
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Stephen South of HMS Host compares his experiences with basic POS reporting to the power of Agilence's Data Analytics Platform.
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JoAnn Yoder and Jason McCammon of Brumit Restaurant Group discuss how the data-driven insights they've found in Agilence have improved operations in their Arby's locations.
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Build Your LP Strategy

Whether you run an established chain or an up-and-coming restaurant, ignoring preventable sources of profit loss can derail the outlook of any business. A successful restaurant LP strategy revolves around two things:

  • A data-centric approach to understanding your main sources of profit loss
  • A detailed action plan that breeds targeted analysis, follow-through, and communication

Selecting the right tools and knowing when to collaborate are important steps towards achieving measurable results. To get you started, we’ve outlined 9 Steps to Building an Efficient Restaurant Loss Prevention Plan.

It made sense to leverage our transaction-rich data from our POS system with Agilence's data analytics platform. We now have a seamless integration between both technologies.
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Robert Notte
VP of Technology
Very rarely have we met a vendor who met all deliverables and expectations on time and as expected. Agilence gives our team insights into day-to-day operations allowing us to identify real opportunities for success.
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JoAnn Yonder
President and COO
It's so simple to use and so easy to drill down to the detail level in a café, that other departments like marketing have begun to think of creative ways to use Agilence.
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Jeff Levitt
Senior Loss Prevention Manager
We were happy using a competitive product, but when we met the Agilence team they made us feel like family ,which is something we never experienced from a vendor before.
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Charlotte Ayers
Loss Prevention Analyst

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