PreciTaste, a provider of smart software automation for restaurant operations management, is launching a line of off-the-shelf products — Prep Assistant, Planner Assistant and Station Assistant — to support workers of mid-sized QSRs and fast casuals.

“Today’s labor shortages and rising food prices are a constant uphill battle for operators — often a crew of five needs to do the job of seven,” PreciTaste Co-Founder and CEO Ingo Stork said in a company press release. “Immediate support is needed, and that is exactly what our latest software automation solutions were created to do — come in fast, ensure instant labor efficiency and expedite profitability.”

How it works

PreciHub, the central platform that houses PreciTaste’s restaurant solutions, gives managers the visibility to help them direct individual crew members and streamline tasks. The Prep Assistant, for example, uses information from each operation to predict demand and guides crews on how much to prep per day, Stork said. The Planner Assistant uses quantity forecasts to produce an automated production schedule to guide crews to make the right quantity at the right time, and the Station Assistant uses demand prediction, inventory sensing and deep learning recommendations to provide constant guidance to crews at each food station.

“To be successful in today’s labor force conditions, managers need assistance with optimizing a very dynamic and inconsistent environment to one that provides consistency and simplicity,” James Floyd, operating partner of Cleveland Avenue, an investor in food, beverage, and technology, said in the release. “PreciTaste’s new offerings provide operators with a foundation for achieving the full potential for operational excellence, which results in greater customer experience and ultimately better numbers.”

Bethany Theriault, VP of national accounts at Franke Foodservice Systems, said the drastic shifts in the foodservice industry has transformed the way even the largest food chains operate.

“Now any operator looking to make a significant efficiency impact can do the same,” she said in the release.