In Restaurant365, there are three Measure Types for Units of Measure (U of M):

  • Weight (Ounces)
  • Volume (Fluid Ounces)
  • Each

For each Purchased Item in the system, you will need to identify two units of measure:

  • Purchased (Default Purchase U of M)
  • Inventoried (Inventory U of M)

Click here to learn more about Units of Measure, and Item Setup.

If the Purchased U of M and Inventoried U of M disagree in their Measure Type (Weight, Volume or Each), then an equivalence must be built so that Restaurant365 can properly identify item costs for recipes, stock counts, etc.

Determine if U of M Equivalence is needed

To determine if a different Measure Type exists between the Purchasing U of M and Inventory U of M, review the Purchasing tab and Inventory Cost tab to identify the U of M's on the item (for Recipes, you would review the Recipe tab).

  • Note: Measure Types are the same (Weight = Weight, Volume = Volume, Each = Each).

Scenario 1:

For items where the Inventory Measure Type and Purchase Measure Type are the same, no equivalence is required. The U of M Equivalence tab would not need to be updated. See the example screenshots below.  

  • Note: the Purchase U of M appears in the U of M Equivalence tab in it's respective section (in this example, Case - 4/5 LB is a Weight U of M, therefore it appears in the Weight Qty and Weight U of M fields).  As long as no values are placed in the Volume or Each section fields, this will not adversely affect our item or it's U of M Equivalence in the system.

Example 1

  • Inventory U of M = LB (Weight)
  • Purchase U of M = Case - 4/5 LB (Weight)
  • Weight = Weight


Scenario 2:

Measure Types are different (Weight ≠ Volume, Weight ≠ Each, Volume ≠ Weight, Volume ≠ Each, Each ≠ Weight, Each ≠ Volume)

For Items where the Inventory U of M Measure Type and Purchasing U of M Measure Type are not the same, an equivalence will need to be identified.  The U of M Equivalence tab will need to be updated.  See the example screenshots below.

Example 2

  • Inventory U of M = Each (Each)
  • Purchase U of M = Case - 4/5 LB (Weight)
  • Each ≠ Weight

In this example the Purchase U of M has 4 packs weighing 5 LBS, for a total of 20 LBS.  The Inventory U of M is set to Each, meaning the Item is being counted by the individual 5 LB pack.  On the U of M Equivalence tab the Weight Qty is set to 5, and the Weight U of M is set to LB.  The Each Qty is set to 1, and the Each U of M is set to Each.


Additional Examples

Inventory UofM
Def Purch UofM
Wt Qty
Wt UofM
Vol Qty
Vol UofM
Each Qty
Each UofM
PROD LemonLBCase - 144/CT40Gram

Flour AP
LBBag (50 LB)4.23oz-wt1Cup

Ground Patty
PattyCase - 40 LB8oz-wt

GROC Spice TurmericBottle
(6 oz-wt)
(6 oz-wt)

PROD Herb CilantroCT
Pack (4 CT)4oz-wt

GROC Pickle SlicesBucket
(5 Gallon)
(5 Gallon)

GROC Maraschino CherriesGallonGallon3.6KG1Gallon400Each