Author: Mandi Wooledge

Mandi Wooledge, also known as the Team Evangelist is Director of Accounts at Decision Logic. Mandi began her first job at 13 waiting tables at a café. Quality, service, sacrifice - and always striving to make the next customer experience better than the last gave her a lifelong love for the industry. Mandi attained her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, while working in the food and beverage industry. Her passion for the business survived motherhood and 3 kids as she moved from the restaurant to a restaurant software company. The opportunity to share her knowledge, insights and consultatively help restaurants increase their bottom line was a perfect fit for her talent and skills. Currently she uses her experience to help restaurant operators solve sales, marketing, and operational issues utilizing leading edge software. Evangelizing technology solutions, casting vision, and showing the ‘art of the possible’ is her day to day world now. She loves the balancing of work and home life, where she is a proud wife and mother to 3 rambunctious boys. She is up for running a 5k nearly anytime, enjoys trying new restaurants, breweries, wineries, reading, and traveling.

restaurant management software

I know my COGS numbers, now what? The restaurant industry has historically managed their teams to the Actual COGS numbers.  The age old equation, Beginning Inventory + Purchases – Ending Inventory = Usage. Usage/Sales=COGS. The most successful operators understand this is only part of the equation.  Understanding the Theoretical Cost or “perfect performance” and how far away the team is from