Cut+Dry announced availability of its free, time-and-cost-saving application. The ordering and payments platform allows restaurants to order any product from any supplier, pay any business via bank transfer or credit card, and earn cash rewards directly from manufacturers.
Early users include Los Angeles-based Massis Kabob and Bay Area favorites Burma Superstar, Trick Dog, and Coupa Cafe, who reports cutting ordering time in half, saving thousands per year in labor hours.
The average restaurant orders from four to eight unique suppliers, often daily. This time-consuming multi-step process on a per supplier basis involves ordering, receiving, coding, expense tracking, and accounting, which is spread across various staff members resulting in miscommunication, errors, and food waste. Multiple locations only further complicate the ordering task for those responsible.
Cut+Dry’s Order app provides a permanent digital ordering record, allowing teams to submit orders, check-in deliveries, chat with supplier sales representatives, scan invoices, request credits, reconcile with accounting, and track price fluctuations.
Coupa Cafe, a fast-casual coffee and bakery-cafe chain in Silicon Valley, partnered with Cut+Dry to streamline operations.
“I’m in Silicon Valley, a stone’s throw away from Stanford University, and I’ve got 15 people ordering supplies the same way that my grandfather would have ordered stuff. We were spending at least two hours a day per location managing orders,” Coupa Cafe co-owner Jean Paul “JP” Coupal said.
“The minimum wage is $15 in California, so with eight locations, it was as if we had three full-time employees just doing data entry. Cut+Dry helped cut this time in half, saving thousands each year.”
Cut+Dry’s Pay feature allows restaurants to pay any invoice via ACH or credit card, even where cards are not accepted. The free restaurant technology solution puts money back into independent restaurant owners’ pockets with Cut+Dry Cash.
This feature identifies eligible products and automatically deposits cash rewards, directly from brands and manufacturers, into a digital wallet which can be withdrawn or used within Pay.
Cut+Dry has partnered with the International Foodservice Manufacturers Association (IFMA) to provide their members, which include the largest food producers in the world, with direct access to independent restaurant chefs and buyers.
Larry Oberkfell, IFMA President & CEO, said: “Suppliers can now interact directly with restaurants and other operators seamlessly, which is what led us to introduce Cut+Dry to our membership.”