Avero's Sales by Meal Period Report
Available in: Essentials and Professional subscriptions
Have you noticed that you sell more wine at night? This is an example of how your business can fluctuate throughout the day.
For example: your brunch business is vastly different from a lunch shift which will differ greatly from a dinner service. Each of those meal periods will also affect areas of your restaurant differently. Lunch may fill your dining room but leave your bar almost empty.
The Sales by Meal Period report not only breaks down sale by meal period, but it will also shows you how those meal periods affect each area of your establishment.
In this article, the following topics will be discussed:
Running a Sales by Meal Period Report
The Sales by Meal Period report is located under your Sales tab in Avero.
Using the Report Generator
Like every Avero report, the Sales by Meal Period Report has a unique Report Generator to help you filter your results. Once you have made your selections, hit the Go button.
For instructions on how to utilize the Report Generator, reference this article.
This is the meat of your report. Each report within Avero has a defined number of metrics that can be included in one report. We have defined all of the metric options on the Metrics page.
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Viewing the Sales by Meal Period Report
The Sales by Meal Period Visualization will be displayed as a pie chart. When viewing the pie chart, keep the following in mind:
- Use the drop down menu to toggle between the metrics you chose.
- To isolate categories, click on the colored bubbles next to ones you'd like to remove from the chart.
- Use the Speedometer icon to pin this chart to your Dashboard.
The Sales by Meal Period report will also be displayed as a table. When viewing the table, keep the following in mind:
- The table report will break down your Revenue Centers, Meal Periods and Major Category sales.
- Click on the + and - icons to expand and collapse the Revenue Centers or Major Categories.
Why is the Trend date format not available in this report?
Some of Avero's more complex reports don't offer the Trend date format, typically because the rows and columns are already filled with report metrics. For example in a Sales by Meal Period, the rows indicate the Businesses, Revenue Centers, and Metrics, and the columns display the Meal Period values for each, this does not leave room to easily view trended data. We recommend using higher-level reports to review trends and more granular, detailed reports to find action to take based on the insights from higher-level reporting, this is why Avero reports can always drill into more detail via the blue hyperlinks, all the way down to the individual guest checks that make up each sale in your report!
Want to see this report on a recurring basis?
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...or Pin it to your Dashboard.
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