Saint Louis Park, Minn. — To demonstrate the effectiveness of its loss prevention and labor efficiency solution in Taco Bell franchises, Delaget analyzed key operational metrics of high-adoption users of the software as compared to Taco Bell franchisees not using the software. The results indicate a significant improvement in key metrics tied to loss, as well as substantial soft-cost savings.
The software, called Delaget Guard, analyzes a franchisee's operational data to identify opportunities to decrease loss and improve employee productivity, then recommends specific actions restaurant managers and above store leaders can take to address those situations.
The analysis found that Taco Bell restaurants using Delaget Guard:
- Save $14,000 per store, per year, over Taco Bell restaurants not using the software.
- Have 10 times fewer discounts than Taco Bell restaurants not using the software, equating to an average of $18 per day, or $550 per month, per store, in savings.
- Have 3 times fewer voids and refunds than restaurants not using the software, equating to an average of $9 per day, or $275 per month, per store, in savings.
To get the results, Delaget compared key metrics — including cash over short, voids, refunds, cancels and discounts — from the top 10 performing Taco Bell restaurants using Delaget Guard over a 6-month period with Taco Bell restaurants not using the software.
“The data shows that Taco Bell operators who have adopted Delaget Guard are seeing substantial financial and operational improvements,” says Neal Lefebvre, vice president of product for Delaget. "These figures don't even account for improvements that are more difficult to track, like time savings and productivity.”
Other benefits of using Delaget Guard include reduced time studying reports, greater labor efficiency, greater employee retention, improved guest satisfaction, improved speed of service, reduced food costs and increased net sales.
"I was spending 1 to 2 hours a day using our previous tool. With Delaget Guard, it takes me 15 minutes at most. The checklist is easy to use, and I like being able to drill down when I need to," says Nick Rader, manager of restaurant reporting and analysis for Bell American Group.
To learn more about Delaget Guard for Taco Bell, visit www.delaget.com/tb.
Delaget helps multi-unit operators run smarter, more profitable restaurants by serving up actionable guidance each day to increase profits and reduce loss. The company's advanced loss prevention, store-level analytics and enterprise reporting services, along with expert payroll and accounting support, empowers those in the restaurant business to improve the guest experience, optimize operations and take control of their margins and maximize profits. Clients include Taco Bell, Pizza Hut, Hard Rock Café, IHOP, KFC, Papa John’s, Hardee’s, Sonic, Wendy’s and more.