Until 2019, Ultra Steak had a laundry list of problems with its generic accounting software: Microsoft Great Plains. Each of its 23 locations needed to house and maintain its own server. Gathering and producing reliable data to control costs and boost efficiencies was so time-consuming and error-ridden it was nearly impossible.
“We really had nothing in the cloud, nothing integrated, and nothing restaurant specific,” said Kevin O’Bold, Ultra Steak’s vice president of finance.
O’Bold and his team noticed those three features when the group first met Restaurant365 in 2018 at the National Restaurant Association’s annual show. Since implementing the integrated, cloud-based, all-in-one Restaurant Enterprise Management platform, Ultra has saved hundreds of thousands of dollars on staple menu ingredients like ribs alongside hundreds of hours of administrative work as it transformed into a data-driven organization that embraces technology to drive efficiency and growth.