DineXpert is a community for independent restaurant owners. We connect restauranteurs and provide price savings, data and tools, and other information to help you run a better restaurant.
Did you know that the average independent restaurant earns an average of 0-5% profit margins annually? Many factors impact this number, but managing the cost of food and supplies is a big one, especially since it's typically the biggest expense outside of labor. We partner with you to provide fair and consistent pricing for your food and supplies, and work together to find additional ways to streamline your business.
Group buying is combining the buying power of many individual companies under one umbrella group, so that the purchasing power is larger and the umbrella group can command volume pricing and discounts, and pass that along to the individual members. Many national restaurant groups have specialized group buying organizations that purchase food and supplies in bulk to reduce their costs, and some chains control the distribution process to reduce costs further. Buying groups have been a standard in many industries for decades - from healthcare to senior living to education to hospitality and food services. However, there are fewer buying groups focus on the independent restaurant, bar and catering segment. We want to change that and provide more buying power to the little guys!