US Foods, Rosemont, Ill., and Avero, LLC, a New York-based provider of restaurant management software solutions, introduced Avero Food Cost Management (FCM), which integrates with a restaurant’s point-of-sale system to give a seamless, digital look into food cost data and real-time inventory information. Avero FCM also provides predictive sales forecasts and purchase quantity suggestions that tell restaurant operators exactly what they need to order and when they need to order it.

“No restaurateur gets into this business because they love managing inventory and food costs, but this is essential and important work, and through our partnership with Avero, we are making this work easier,” says Jim Osborne, senior vice president, e-commerce and business solutions, US Foods. “We know how difficult running a restaurant can be, and that’s why we’ve made bringing leading technology solutions to our customers a priority.”

The US Foods and Avero partnership means that US Foods customers’ product lists and purchase trends are automatically loaded into Avero FCM based on historical purchases and invoices. Additionally, the new product streamlines inventory counting and waste tracking.

“At Avero, we pride ourselves on understanding what restaurateurs want before they even know they want it, and we’ve taken that to the next level with our new food cost management solution,” says Damian Mogavero, founder and CEO of Avero. “Avero FCM adds tremendous value to the Avero product set, and our integration with US Foods gives restaurant operators across the country the ability to revolutionize their purchasing and inventory, helping them get back to doing what they love.”