Learning Curve Theory


Dining out has become an American standard. More and more Americans have breakfast, lunch and dinner at a restaurant several times a week. They are always on the go and want to have their food faster than what they can do for themselves. According to www.foodfit.com   a recent report in the Washington Post stated that “about 11 percent of morning meals are eaten out and six percent are eaten on the go - double rate of a decade ago.” Everyone is trying to get to work and ahead of the traffic therefore, they do not have a lot of time to cook every morning.
Lunch and dinner is no better; there are many restaurants that are only open for lunch, dinner or both. Many families are always on the go with work, school, plays and games that we eat out more than we would like to. This time frame is from 5:00pm to at least 9:00pm at night. Because of these types activities Mario’s Pizzeria is gaining more business.

Learning Curve Theory
According to the simulation, there are 61,269 pizzerias in the United States that serves 60,875 customers a year. Mario’s Pizzeria was established in 1950 and is also included in one of the thousand of pizzerias that serve customers. They are currently trying to manage their kitchen, wait staff to provide their customers with small lines and less wait time. As acting manager of the pizzeria, I have to determine an alternative process for their current system.
In determining an alternative process, we can apply the learning curve theory to assist. Learning curves aid in making decisions on pricing, cost, and investments. Organizations can utilize the learning curve by making changes to their equipment, product, and administration based on the following:
  1. Amount of time to complete a task.
  2. Unit time will decrease.
  3. Reduction will generate a pattern (Chase, p. 135).
This can also be used for Mario’s Pizzeria. By using a learning curve to plot the amount of customers they...