A Bourbon House and Avero Success Story
The Dickie Brennan & Company restaurant group honors New Orleans culture and history through locally inspired and nationally recognized cuisine. Founded by Dickie Brennan, Steve Pettus, and Lauren Brennan Brower, the company’s four restaurants — Bourbon House, Dickie Brennan’s Steakhouse, Palace Cafe, and Tableau — are all located in the Big Easy’s picturesque French Quarter.
Toward the end of 2015, this notable restaurant group wanted to streamline their menu item prep volume and labor costs based on actual sales. One restaurant’s sous chef, Devan Giddix of Bourbon House, was particularly interested in achieving this goal as quickly as possible, so he and his team began using Avero Right Now, the most comprehensive real-time mobile application for the hospitality industry.
Time to Take Action:
With the help of Avero Right Now, Devan and his team now manage their menu item prep volume and labor hours more efficiently because of their ability to monitor Bourbon House’s sales as they’re happening throughout the day. Chef Devan is able to see, in real time, which menu items are selling best, so he knows right away how to plan his food ordering and kitchen staffing for the next few hours, days, weeks, etc.
The Bottom Line:
Chef Devan says “Avero Right Now gives me instant feedback on how my specials are selling, and it gives me guidance in planning, purchasing, and prep work.”
Avero’s real-time solutions save Chef Devan and his team a lot of time while also cutting down on their labor and ordering costs by about $100-150 per day, or up to $36,000-$55,000 for an entire year. The Bourbon House team now understands their sales performance quicker and easier than ever before, allowing them to spend more time focusing on creating the classic New Orleans dishes their loyal patrons love.