Restaurant Industry Operations under Growing Pressure to Balance Labor Costs, Big Data and Profits

LAS VEGASNov. 9, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — IQ BackOffice President and CEO, David Schnitt, at the Restaurant Finance & Development Conference in Las Vegas, NV today discussed the “growing trends, challenges and opportunities” facing the industry in 2016 and beyond.

The Restaurant Finance & Development Conference, is one of the nation’s largest annual gatherings of restaurant industry operators, management specialists, financial, legal and regulatory experts. IQ BackOffice, a leading global accounting and human resourcesoutsourcer, headquartered in El Segundo, CA will be displaying, sharing and presenting their views on the 2016 trends and challenges facing the industry and the solutions, tools and options that can be utilized to meet them.

“The nation’s restaurant industry, an important contributor to the health of the American economy, is facing a ‘perfect storm’ heading into 2016 of opportunities and challenges, said David Schnitt, President and CEO of IQ BackOffice.  “Restaurant operators are presented with an environment that will require the efficient management of a changing labor market with narrowing margins and growing regulatory pressures – while still needing to achieve growth, profit and scale.”

David Schnitt and the experts at IQ BackOffice predict three key trends and challenges that is reshaping the restaurant industry now and well into 2016:

  • Focus on Cost Efficiencies and Changing Labor Market. With companies pressed in terms of labor costs, along with increased wages and a lack of employees to fill critical jobs, it’s imperative for companies to find ways to reduce costs.  Restaurants should look to leverage solutions that collate costs around food and labor—generally two-thirds of a restaurant’s total spending—so that owners and operators can better handle and understand all of the costs that are within their control.
  • Leverage Internet Based Analytics and Insights to Deliver Margins. Under tight margins, managing finances needs to be an exact science. Restaurants need to gain more insight into where particular costs are and where they need to target their spending. Fine-tuning information at a more granular level provides restaurant owners with the solutions needed to make strategic, educated financial decisions—all at a lower cost.
  • Deliver Growth and Scale. Even under cost pressures, growth is still possible, but restaurants must efficiently manage growth and scale options at a low cost. Restaurant owners need to realize their financial state holistically to set the right trajectory for profitable growth.

For more information, please visit IQ BackOffice onsite at Booth 620.

About IQ BackOffice
IQ BackOffice is a global leader in business process outsourcing, delivering customized solutions for its clients and boasting 99.97% quality and up to 68% cost savings. By reengineering existing processes such as accounts payable, accounts receivable, and payroll, IQ BackOffice reduces costs, enables better decision-making and creates stronger financial controls. Clients range from mid-sized to multi-billion dollar private and public companies, across industries such as restaurant and hospitality, real estate and property management, manufacturing and distribution, telecommunications, utilities, energy, financial services, professional services and others. IQ BackOffice is majority-owned by LiveIt Investments Limited, the holding company for Ayala Corporation’s investments in the business process outsourcing sector. Ayala was established in 1834 and is one of the leading conglomerates in the Philippines.

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SOURCE IQ BackOffice