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Now is the time to convert to a 4-week reporting cycle!
The vast majority of restaurants we work with want to use a 4-week period but don’t have their accounting systems set up to make it happen. Usually, the owner or restaurant manager is having to keep these types of schedules manually in Excel. What we hear over and over again is that it isn’t a useful exercise to compare the results of their latest P&L to the previous month because there are usually a different number of days this month than last month. Further, comparing the current month this year to the same month last year may not be valid either!