Loss Prevention Glossary
Defining the terms you'll encounter in Avero's Loss Prevention tool. For additional terms and definitions, visit our Metrics Glossary
Server Controlled Item – Any menu item that a server or bartender can produce without requiring a printed ticket. Examples include coffee, cocktails, and bottled water.
Transfer Web – When items have transferred from check to check, potentially being reused as a means of pocketing extra cash. Webs occur when many checks are linked from transferred items.
Source Check – In reference to transferred items. The check from which an item was transferred.
Holding Check – In reference to transfers, a check that is in between the origin and terminal checks in a transfer web.
Destination Check – In reference to transfers, the final destination check for a transferred item.
Dump Check – A check that is used to hold items during service that are destined to be promo’d or voided. These are dangerous because they open up the restaurant to fraud. Items are usually transferred from guest checks to one check to be held until an authorizing employee has time to apply a void or promotion. This is meant to save time for authorizing employees during service but provides an easy avenue for theft.
Comp Check – A check that is destined to be completely comped, usually associated with VIP diners. These can be used in a similar fashion to dump checks.
Cash Check – A check or bill that is paid for using cash. These transactions are prime targets for theft.
Original Checks – When looking at a case, the Original Checks are checks that were flagged during the case period, which is the two months prior to the date of the case creation
New Checks – When looking at a case, the New Checks are checks that have been flagged since the creation of the case