MenuCalc’s Unique and Innovative Features Revolutionize Menu and Recipe Analysis
MenuCalc® is an online nutrition analysis software platform that allows you to easily and accurately calculate the nutritional content of your menu items. Designed specifically for restaurants, MenuCalc comes equipped with user-friendly features that make analysis even easier.
In-App Tools Work With You For Inputting Recipes
Search our extensive ingredient database
Our USDA-compiled ingredient database can be easily searched by keyword and contains roughly 20,000 unique ingredients commonly found in the US diet. We’ve made it as streamlined as possible to locate the ingredients you need for your recipe analysis.
Enter your own proprietary ingredients
Can’t find your supplier’s special sauce in our database? Create a new ingredient in seconds and use it immediately in your recipes. Your added ingredients will remain in the system for future use.
Compare nutrients side-by-side
Quickly compare the sodium or trans fat contributions of every ingredient in your recipe or swap in alternatives to achieve just the right nutritional value you’re looking for.
Indicate portion sizes and other instructions
With built-in portion size calculators that display percent daily values for each recipe, you’ll be sure to accurately adjust your menu items to fit a myriad of requirements including calorie limits, sodium levels, and other health claims. You also have the ability within the platform to indicate cooking or plating instructions.
Automatically calculate volume units
MenuCalc automatically calculates the nutrient values for different quantities of every ingredient. Switch from three cups to three tablespoons and watch the nutritional values immediately repopulate.
Duplicate existing recipes
Restaurants frequently create two slightly different versions of the same recipe, but manually adding all the ingredients into the software again can be a chore. Duplicate an existing recipe to instantly save time, and easily switch out the ingredients you’d like to change.
Easily Use, Modify, and Export Your Analysis
Save recipes as preps
Have a signature tomato cream sauce or house dressing that reappears throughout your menu? Save the recipe as a “prep” that you can seamlessly add to other menu items when inputting other recipes into our software.
Store recipes and analysis for later
View all of your completed recipes and menus in our centrally-located Product Library, and never lose track of your nutritional analysis again. As long as your account remains active, you can modify any of your recipes at no extra charge.
Export your nutrition analysis
MenuCalc allows for seamless exporting of your completed analysis. Download your nutrition results in .excel and .csv formats or choose to receive a full summary report (.doc)—perfect for sharing among employees.
We Keep Your Recipe Data Safe
Secure backup and recovery
All recipes and menus are backed up daily. In the rare event of server failure on our part, you can be assured that your recipes are instantly recovered.