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RTN Member Spotlight: Bill Lindsey

Partner & Co-Founder, COGS-Well
Cody Czmyr
Director of Marketing, Communications and Membership
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What unique problem does your company solve for restaurants?

COGS-Well combines advanced technology and unique customer services to deliver a comprehensive inventory and recipe management system that installs quickly and is easy to maintain.

COGS-Well has revolutionized restaurant inventory control by eliminating the challenges that are normally associated with inventory control systems.

•Fast, Easy, and Inexpensive Setup
•Automated Invoice Processing
•Unique Receiving Audit Service
•Easy Recipe Management

Why did your company join RTN?

We were invited to join RTN when we entered the Start-Up Alley competition at MURTEC.

What’s your favorite personal pastime?

When I'm not doing product demonstrations or helping customers better understand their cost of goods sold, I ride a bicycle for physical and mental health.

What three words would you use to describe what’s happening in the restaurant industry right now?


What’s your most-used restaurant app?

COGS+ for inventory and recipe management

Restauranteur you most admire and why?

Jose Andres. When he’s not serving guests in his restaurants, he’s serving the world whenever and wherever he's needed most.

What technology are you most excited about for the future of restaurants?

Until COGS-Well, there has been very little innovation in COGS management for the last 40 years. It’s usually a tedious process of manually entering information that is prone to error and often unreliable. As a result, store-level managers are spending too much time in the office trying to enter or analyze inaccurate information.

COGS-Well has changed the game by doing the setup and inventory item maintenance for our customers. We offer “Hands Free Receiving” that utilizes direct vendor connections or scanned images to automate the receiving process, requiring zero time from the restaurant staff.

But it’s not just great technology.

Our Receiving Auditors monitor and correct invoice information for changes to pack sizes, catch weights, substitutions, and a host of other details so our customers can focus on managing their COGS without constantly correcting data.

COGS-Well users enjoy accurate audited information without ever entering another invoice or inventory item!