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For over nine years Leslie has worked with restaurant companies to help them get a handle on all the data they collect from a variety of sources (POS, back office systems, financial systems, etc.) and use that data to help detect fraud, increase revenues, reduce food costs, reduce labor and increase customer satisfaction.
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Client Spotlight: Portillo's - GL Reporting at Light Speed

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A Chicago icon,  Portillo's has been serving up fresh food since 1963.  They're known for their famous Chicago-style hot dogs, Italian beef sandwiches, chopped salad, cheese fries, homemade chocolate cake, and chocolate cake shake.

They've come a long way from the original Dog House trailer and now have over 70 locations in 9 states - Illinois, California, Florida, Arizona, Wisconsin, Michigan, Indiana, Iowa and Minnesota.

I had the opportunity to sit down (pre-Covid) with Portillo's Sr. Manager of Accounting and Reporting, Christine DeCicco, to talk about how Mirus helps them integrate their General Ledger (GL) reporting and speed up their reporting processes. 

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Topics: Client Spotlight

Mirus Single Page Application Design Improvements

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Loading.... Wait, go back. What did that look like again? Toggling between reports and edit pages can be frustrating. Mirus is excited to announce new design improvements as we move to a Single Page Application (SPA). Learn how our new SPA design will help you create and tweak custom restaurant reports at even faster speeds. 

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Topics: Mirus Updates

How to Calculate Plate Cost- Free Plate Cost Calculator

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You may know how much each ingredient in your restaurant costs you. But do you know how much each menu item costs? Calculating Plate Cost can help you set your menu prices, calculate inflation impact and evaluate promotion profitability. Learn how to calculate Plate Cost and download our free Plate Cost Calculator Worksheet with bonus Plate Cost Percentage calculator. 

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Topics: Restaurant Operations, Restaurant Finance

Mirus Group Alert Schedule

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No one likes a cluttered in-box. Mirus' newest feature will help streamline automated reports and keep user's inboxes clean. Learn how the Group Alert Schedule feature can help you effortlessly access your restaurant data.

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Topics: Mirus Updates

Client Spotlight: Sprinkles Cupcakes

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Sprinkles Cupcakes opened the world's first cupcake bakery in Beverly Hills in 2005. They drew long lines of loyal cupcake fans and celebrity endorsements. Since then the company has grown to 31 locations from coast-to-coast. 

Always innovating, they debuted the world's first Cupcake ATM in 2012 adding a new revenue center. They've also expanded into ice cream, cookies, and layer cakes. 

Sprinkles Cupcakes are baked fresh in small batches throughout the day with the finest ingredients and contain no preservatives, trans fats, or artificial flavors. With over 50 cupcake flavors, the company is always finding new ways to surprise and delight their customers. 

I had the chance to sit down (pre-Covid) with Sprinkles Cupcakes' Vice President of Technology, Daniel Legh-Page to talk about how Mirus helps them integrate different systems and quickly run reports. He's no stranger to Mirus as this is his 4th company using and rolling out Mirus. 

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Topics: Client Spotlight

Mirus Total Line Font Control

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At Mirus we're all about giving our clients control over their data. That includes how their restaurant data looks in the custom reports and dashboards they create.  We're excited to announce our newest reporting  enhancement: Total Line Font Control. See why total line font control is important and the new features available. 

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Topics: Mirus Updates

Client Spotlight: Church's Chicken

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Church's Chicken is one of the largest quick service chicken concepts in the world. They specialize in serving up freshly prepared, home-style fare, to help people provide affordable, complete meals for their families.  With more than 1700 locations, Church's is one of our largest clients by store count.

They are also one of our oldest clients. We've been helping them manage their data since 2007, including sales from multiple Point of Sale systems, menu item cost, speed of service, labor budgets, P&L and weather. 

I had the chance to sit down (pre-Covid) with Church's Senior Manager of Marketing Analytics, Jerrold Eaton,  to talk about how Mirus helps them organize and analyze their restaurant data.

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Topics: Client Spotlight

Pandemic Restaurant Recovery Success Stories- Fast Casual, Casual & Fine Dining

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We've been keeping a close eye on the pandemic recovery through our client's data. As you would imagine, the health & profitability of our client companies is extremely important to us. 
 
As the recovery began we were shocked to see how quickly some of the multi-unit restaurants we serve bounced back. We reached out to a few of our clients to learn what they were doing to get back to normal so quickly. 
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Topics: Restaurant Performance, Performance, COVID-19 Restaurant Impact

Mirus Font Control, Report Option UI & Alert Enhancements

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At Mirus we empower our restaurant clients by giving them the ability to easily consolidate and analyze their data. Our development team is continually making enhancements to the features and functions of the Mirus platform to give our clients more control and increase the ease of use.  We're happy to announce new enhancements we are rolling out with our latest update involving the font control, report option UI & alert features.  Learn what new functionality is on the way. 

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Topics: Mirus Updates

Client Spotlight: Willie's Restaurants

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Willie’s Restaurants operates two original concepts. Willie's Grill & Icehouse is a casual dining traditional Texas Icehouse where guests can relax and enjoy great food and cold beer in a laid back atmosphere. They also operate Fajita Willie's Cafe & Cantina which specializes in Tex-Mex fare.

Willie's operates a total of 17 locations throughout San Antonio, Houston, and College Station. Each restaurant is unique and tailored to the fit the neighborhood it resides but garage doors and patios are always included for an indoor/outdoor dining experience.

As a Mirus client for over 4 years, we've been helping them manage their sales, actual labor, labor scheduling, speed of service, guest loyalty, and weather data. Not to mention a Point of Sale transition.

I had the chance to sit down with Willie's Financial Analyst, Rikky Salazar, to talk about how Mirus helps them manage labor and increase sales through employee contests.

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Topics: Client Spotlight

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