Food experts usually refer to the industry elements they believe operators can improve upon, like the non-alcoholic drink program. But less often, they provide a concrete structure or insight into these elements. Since almost every sporting events are on break due to the pandemic, we figure this is an excellent time to change the growing trend.
We are going to focus on the ever-dependable chicken wings and how to create the best and tastiest chicken wings on the planet. With the decision to focus on the business’s granular aspect, restaurateurs need to always focus on numbers to start. Numbers for business metrics are the bread-and-butter of any efficient operation. And that is where business owners start by building their high-volume food program.
Forecasting: How many chicken wings does a restaurant need?
How many wings does your bar need to make during sporting events like March Madness or the NFL Superbowl? Let us say bar owners want to crank up their wing sales by doing specials or highlighting chicken wings in their locations (remember, spicy wings equals more beer).
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Restaurateurs need to include an effort to update their operations at the same time regularly. By foretelling, businesses can remove one of the biggest hurdles to success, the lack of preparation. Listed below is a simple formula business can follow based on how they want to prepare.
Daily sales by day of the week for at least ten weeks
Assumptions on projected sales increases
Operational status, including current ticket times for the product during volume, preparation conditions that will have a significant impact on sales turnout, as well as storage capacity for raw or prepped products
With this information, business owners can start planning their program goals, which express themselves in their response to the foretelling or forecasting. Using the information collected, restaurateurs can not only know their prep calendar, but they can also do their ordering at the same time. Let us say the restaurant is serving an eleven-pound portion that totals to ten wings, and the average number of chicken wings sold is thirty orders per day.
Here are some simple equations to get the business going:
The restaurant’s daily usage times 1.5 = Prep level
Prep level minus the product on-hand = the daily prep
If business owners want to deliver the freshest chicken products, prep 1.5 times their daily usage every morning
But if they want to do this less often, pre-cooked products are good for two to three days if refrigerated properly. Just multiply the daily prep by the number of days they want to prep and start from there.
Here are some tips for pre-cooking the wings to keep it with the client’s demands.
The value of pre-cooking the food will be pretty apparent to high-volume operators. By roasting or pre-frying, the chicken, businesses can dramatically reduce their turnout times. Just like prepping, some concerns need to be addressed to implement.
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Cook chicken to par and let it cool on a pan with parchment paper. Par is just below the fully-cooked temperature. So, frying it for eight minutes and parring them for another six minutes in the oil. Once the meat has cool-down and the excess oil is shed, portion them into batches of whichever order size listed on the menu. If the owner does a multiple-size portion, they need to portion it in eight because two bags are too big for an order, and they can have the bag for medium-sized orders and use it if there is another order.
Armed with the prepped chicken portions, owners cannot turn out high-quality products in half the time needed from raw turnout. Make sure to stock the station that will be responsible for the wings with enough portions to get through the order rush.
If they are not already, restaurants can also pre-portion their sauce cups, or bullets, as well as the plate setups to make sure that the plating time is minimized. Businesses like Wing King Sports Bar want to impress their guests with how perfectly and quickly they deliver their orders.
The key to seasoning and saucing the meat
Seasoning and saucing the meat is the last step before the food is plated and delivered to the guest. It is also the place where programs usually go awry. Too little or too much sauce, as well as the stinging flavor of the vinegar, are all results that chefs want to avoid. The perfect chicken wings will make customers coming back for more. Bad food will send them to the next bar or restaurant.
Again, having the sauce ready and in a warmer or in pour bottles at room temp can make a massive difference from the service perspective. If bar owners are offering different sauces, they need to organize the fry station to accommodate it. Having the best-selling sauces in pour bottles or warmer will expedite since they can toss them with cause immediately and are ready for service.
How much sauce to use?
Choose the right amount of sauce to wow the guests. Medium-sized wing orders that run nine to fourteen pieces per pound orders need to be coated in at least a quarter of the sauce. It may differ based on the thickness of the sauce. Jumbo wings with fewer numbers per order may need less amount of sauce. Thicker sauces require more volume, so make sure to know your ladle size accordingly.
Including butter in the sauce is an age-old technique that minimizes the hot sauce’s sharpness without reducing the heat. Make sure to vary the butter depending on the sauce is added. Sauces with vinegar bases benefit from butter more compared to sweet sauces. Restaurants or bars like Wing King sports bar can pre-make the sauce, including butter, by mixing it with the sauce on the stove. Then they can hold the sauce in warmers or pour bottles ready for service.