Restaurant control blocks: features, models and coupons

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Restaurant control blocks. RESTAURANT COMMAND BLOCKS: WHAT ARE THEY AND HOW ARE PRESENTED

Restaurant control blocks

Today as you know well the technology in the management of a restaurant has been optimized with the electronic order. It was introduced by the use of palmars at the beginning and then mini tablets, but also smartphones.

The traditional commands blocks still used in small catering activities are the notebooks. The waiters use them to take orders, but also to check the supply of supplies in the warehouse.

Restaurant control blocks

These are the main features that a order block must have:

  • be made up of a minimum of 25, 50, 75 to a maximum of 100. Self-scaling, white tear-off sheets printed only on the front and two cards, a rigid one on the back and one removable inside.
  • the sheets can have 2, 3 or 4 cuts, which correspond to the number of copies. They can also have 2, 3, 7 detachable coupons or small squares to subdivide and manage the order of flow output. This facilitates the readability and preparation time of the order.
  • they have a vertical format that allows the waiter to enter the customer’s requests within an ordered list
  • looks like a small pocket-sized notebook comparable in size to a notebook or notepad


RESTAURANT COMMAND BLOCKS: ORIGIN OF COMMAND TERM

Restaurant control blocks

Used in catering to communicate directly with the room and kitchen, the term “commands” [from the French “commande”] derives from the verb “to command” in this case in the sense of “ordering, making an order, ordering”.

RESTAURANT COMMAND BLOCKS: WHICH CHARACTERISTICS MUST HAVE ?

Restaurant control blocks


The main characteristics that any order block must have are:

  • the sheets must be in chemical paper (standard white or white recycled), better known as carbonless paper (in the sense of self-calculating). It is so called because it does not require the use of carbon paper. Save the work of waiters and chefs by creating multiple copies of the same order on a single sheet.
  • the presence of the double or triple copy. Even if within the restaurant business it is only a waiter who takes care of recording the orders communicated by the customers.
  • the presence of a removable internal rigid card.


RESTAURANT COMMAND BLOCKS: WHICH INFORMATION MUST WAIT FOR THE WAITER

Restaurant control blocks

Restaurant control blocks
Restaurant control blocks

The block commands is useful because it allows the waiter to write down what customers are able to drink and eat. It also has facilities communicating with the kitchen with the following information:

  • detail of the order with shared abbreviations (abbreviations / signs) with the staff, to avoid making the customer wait
  • any indications concerning the preparation and cooking of dishes [eg allergies or intolerances or requests for changes]
  • date of the customer’s arrival day and time + table number, table settings and copies
  • account estimation, by calculating the subtotal
  • the signature of the waiter who took the order [usually identified with a small abbreviation in the margin]
  • the room number where the guest is staying if it is a restaurant inserted in a receptive context (hotel, agriturismo, b & b)
  • the name or surname of the customer if usual

MODELS AVAILABLE FOR BUSINESS

Restaurant control blocks

simple / classic: solely consisting of a white space reserved for orders, the waiter’s signature and the customer’s name; it can be freely customized with the name and / or logo of the activity and with / without the progressive numbering of the orders.
in duplicate or 2 copies: a copy of the order is kept by the waiter or can also remain attached to the block and the other must be left in the kitchen.


in triplicate or 3 copies: often used in restaurants and pizzerias with independent kitchen management, the third copy must be delivered to the cashier as soon as the order is placed: it is used to formulate an account forecast
multi-copy or multi-purpose: made up of 100 copy sheets
striped
Based on the catering activity and kitchen management methods, there are also two other models of the command block:

comande block 2 coupons: it is divided into two parts, a lower part dedicated to drinks and an upper part for dishes
comande block 3 coupons: suitable for restaurants and pizzerias, it has 3 sections separated by a line to distinguish communications for the kitchen / restaurant / bar or pizzeria: one for the annotation of the drinks, one for the restaurant menu and one if the customer wants to eat pizza only.


WHERE CAN YOU BUY ?

Restaurant control blocks

Having stationery items, it is possible to purchase the order blocks:

go to specific stationery shops / stores such as Buffetti that sell products for the office
also buy them online on websites specialized in the sale of items necessary for the management of a restaurant business
The blocks for the orders are indispensable working tools for those who work in the catering sector together with the help of a management software that simplifies and refines the work of the waiter, avoiding forgetfulness, inaccuracies and errors in taking orders.

The order block provides the customer with an efficient service, especially in areas with high traffic, where speed is the added value that affects turnover.

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