Why bother with portion control? Well, do you like money? Implementing a simple and concise portion control program can literally save you tens of thousands of dollars, not to mention that it will also make your product consistent and simplify training. Let's start by looking at the cost savings benefits of a potion control program.
So how exactly will it save me money? You will eliminate putting too much of any ingredient onto your pizza or into your sandwiches or anything for that matter.
It is impossible for any pizza guy, cook, chef or whoever to free throw any toppings and get it 100 percent correct - 100% of the time.
Now I know what you are thinking, "I have been doing this for 149 years and I can put 10oz of cheese on a 16" pizza every time". Well I am sorry to burst your bubble, but... You can't. At least not often enough to keep from losing money. And are you the one that makes every single pizza in your shop? If so, then stop reading here. But if you have any employees at all, chances are that they are throwing 10.9 oz on this pizza and 12 oz on the next, and worse yet, they are only putting 8 oz on the next one.
So let's do a quick little bit of math. Let's say your shop sells 2000 pizza per month and your are putting an average of 1oz too much of cheese on each pizza. Ht equates to 2000oz or 125lbs! Now at a modest $2 per pound that equals $250 per month just in cheese, and we haven't even started looking at pepperoni, sausage, ham, bacon, etc....
Next let's take a quick look at how portion control can help you with product consistency. McDonald's is one of the worlds leading restaurants and not because they sell the most amazing food, but rather because they sell amazingly consistent food every single time. Almost without fail you can count on your cheeseburger to taste and look exactly the same no matter whether you are eating it in New York City, Columbus, OH or in Portland, OR. They have built there company on product consistency. The customer knows exactly what they will get every single time they stop in.
Are you giving your customers the consitancy they expect at a price you can afford? You should be.