Recipes & Ingredient Component Bundling for Restaurants

Thrive by Shopventory tracks complex inventory from scratch-made recipes to cocktail ingredients in real-time

Simplify Ingredient And Component Tracking

Pretty much everything in a restaurant or food service business can be bundled, from food truck tacos to quick-service to-go supplies. Both bundles and recipes help restaurant owners track inventory for components throughout the day instead of relying on nightly cycle counts for accurate inventory.

Create, prepare, and cook recipes that keep your customers coming back for more, such as homemade bread. By using linked quantities, accurately track ingredient and component inventory levels so you never have to guess when to reorder. 

Benefits of Bundles & Recipes in a Restaurant

Types Of Product Bundling For Restaurants

Pure Bundles

Pure bundling combines multiple component level products or ingredients in a new way that customers can only purchase as a bundle. This could mean the dough, sauce, and cheese for pizza.

Customers can’t purchase the components separately, like the sauce, but can purchase them in their final product form. 

Mixed Bundles

Mixed bundling refers to products that have components combined together to form a unique product. However, customers can also purchase the individual components separately.

For a restaurant, combos are a great example. Customers can order a combo plate with a hamburger and fries, or they can order a side of fries separately.


Recipes take individual ingredients, such as eggs and flour for homemade pasta, and turn them into a final component.

Like pure bundles, customers cannot purchase the ingredients separately. Recipes are especially helpful for final products that you will not want to be broken back into ingredients, like pasta dough. 

Restaurant POS Systems and E-Commerce Channels We Partner With

Bundles & Recipes In Thrive

Using an inventory management software, like Thrive, is essential for creating and managing bundles and recipes. Most POS systems and e-commerce platforms don’t have this functionality built-in and require an additional platform. 

Thrive bundles and recipes will take your inventory and cost-tracking to the next level by tying inventory quantities together automatically. Costs and quantities are automatically calculated in real-time so you have accurate inventory counts throughout the day. Stop guessing how many cups of oil you have or wasting time on nightly cycle counts to know that you have enough chicken for the dinner rush tomorrow. 

Inventory History

Always know where your ingredients are allocated. Thrive's inventory history provides a closer look at ingredient additions and deductions for a specific product.

Expiration Date Tracking

Manage perishable dish components or finished products. Expiration dates are tracked on a lot-by-lot basis so you know exactly which batch of muffins to sell first.

Inactive Status

Do you receive product for a bundle or recipe that you will never sell on its own to a customer, like straws? Use Thrive's active toggle to put together purchase orders and easily restock from a vendor without clogging up your sales channel with products you’re not selling individually.

Easy Reordering

Our reporting system will track inventory and sales data for your bundles and recipes. PAR Levels and alerts let you know when it’s time to reorder an ingredient, so you never turn down a customer.

Why Restaurants Choose Thrive Recipes & Bundles

Most importantly we have gotten a handle on aging/expiring inventory, the savings from which alone nearly offset the cost of Thrive.
Red Leaf Wellness
This inventory app is GREAT! It syncs well, updates great and displays everything we need. The bundles & variations are perfect for those needing those features with their inventory.
La Creme De La Creme
Thrive is a smooth bolt on for those who need item bundling and have fast/complex inventory management requirements. It’s slick and easy to use.
Rocky Mountain Bison Company
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