Smart Technology for a Smart Idea: Monitoring Your Restaurant’s Food Waste

By Janet Haugan, Director of Marketing  //  May 12, 2014

Portland, OR – May 12, 2014. Later this week at the National Restaurant Association (NRA) Show in Chicago, IL, LeanPath Inc., will debut its new LeanPath Mobile solution, designed specifically for restaurants, in booth #5865.

LeanPath Mobile is a complete solution for restaurants to monitor food waste and take action to prevent it at its source. Mobile informs restaurant owners and operators by providing real-time insight into everything that’s being thrown in the trash and why. This helps to pinpoint specific changes to purchasing, production, menus and staff behavior that will prevent the items from being wasted in the future. LeanPath Mobile is an affordable, easy to use tracking solution, from the creators of the industry’s first automated food waste tracking systems.

“LeanPath has been helping high-volume foodservice operations tackle food waste for the last decade,” explains Andrew Shakman, LeanPath co-founder and CEO. “We are very excited to now help restaurants, caterers, schools and other lower-volume operations by giving them access to the very best tools to fight food waste. Food waste monitoring and prevention is something the entire food industry needs to be doing as part of the daily routine. This will allow us as an industry to do our part to reduce the staggering 40 percent of food that’s produced in the U.S. that’s never eaten.”

LeanPath Mobile runs on a standard tablet device that can be mounted in the kitchen or remain in the custody of the supervisor between uses. Staff members in the kitchen use the software to answer a set of questions to record all food headed for the trash, noting where it’s coming from and why they’re throwing it out. The data collected is transmitted wirelessly to the LeanPath Online analytics warehouse, where chefs and managers can view dashboards and reports, and set up text or email alerts to spot opportunities that require action.

For an all-inclusive low, monthly fee, LeanPath Mobile customers receive the tracking software, reporting dashboard and email support. LeanPath will be showcasing the solution in booth #5865 in the Technology Pavilion at the NRA Show and will be offering a free, 30-day trial for qualifying operations. Please stop by the booth for additional details.

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LeanPath, Inc. provides food waste prevention systems which enable foodservice professionals to dramatically reduce food waste, lower food costs, and operate more sustainable facilities. Clients include Cal Dining at the University of California, Berkeley, the MGM Grand Las Vegas and Sodexo North America. LeanPath has been featured in BusinessWeek, NPR, Forbes and many food industry publications. For more information, visit www.leanpath.com.

Media Contact
Janet Haugan
503.928.9085
jhaugan@leanpath.com


Wondering exactly how the LeanPath system works? Take a look at this short video!

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