Ways QR Code Digital Menus Can Save Your Restaurant Money

Many restaurants nowadays are producing expensive paper menus. Digital Menus Offers an opportunity to save restaurants money and a glimpse into the future.

As the restaurant industry faces the uncertainties and challenges associated with the Corona Virus and global crisis, finding ways to save on your money and keep your customers safe is the top priority for any restaurant owner. One of the first challenges surrounds the future of paper menus and reusable plastic menus. Many governing bodies have implemented restrictions on menu usage to limit viruses’ spread, forcing many restaurants to produce expensive paper menus. But taking on these additional expenses s not an easy task given the financial situation facing many restaurants due to the covid crisis. The solution lies in the usage of and digital menus. Here are the ways these digital solutions can save your restaurant money.

Save the cost of Printing Regular menus.

The cost of printing a primary color paper menu at FedEx ranges between $0.71 – $1.02 per sheet depending on how many you order and if it is double-sided. Say you order 100 paper copies, which appears to be the largest number you can purchase at one time, at $0.71, which is approximately $71.39 plus tax. By using a small laminated, framed, or even sticker QR code, you could save thousands by just wiping them off or placing them somewhere like in a frame mounted on the wall, behind the bar, the hostess stand, or the server can bring them over for a quick scan.

Now the customer doesn’t even have to touch them. Furthermore, if you make a mistake, such as misspelling a word, you have to reprint your menus, which will cost you even more. Your QR code never changes, so your QR code menus never need to be reprinted! You log in and correct your mistake, and the change takes effect immediately.

Reduce spending money on designing software

Everyone knows that designing a menu can be a pain and takes a lot of time. The first step is purchasing a software tool that enables you to create a customized menu that harmonizes with your restaurant’s look and feels. Adobe Products generally the tools of choice; however, it comes with a hefty price tag. To have access to all its applications, the cost is $79.99 per month for one license. If you want to purchase an application, the price is $33.99 per month for one request. Perhaps you need a single charge for yourself, your day manager, and your night manager. The total cost of the full suite for all of these users would be $2,879.

Reduces time spent and achieve lower labor costs


By offering a digital menu solution, you enable your staff to easily log into the website application and adjust menu items in real-time. It saves a lot of time, and you can change the menu on the go. If you already have a menu created, these adjustments will already be in your menu’s aesthetic. This is much simpler and less time consuming than going to a computer, initiating software, messing around with design elements, and printing the menu. The beauty of the QR code menu is that your QR code never changes, so you do not need to waste time printing or reprinting menus. 

Imenu provides a free digital menu solution that allows customers to access your menus digitally via customized QR menus.