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Can Odoo’s Latest Upgrade Meet the 2024 Trends in Restaurant Sustainability? [The Future of Food Service]

Restaurants, a crucial part of the hotel experience, are leading the charge with innovative approaches to reduce their environmental impact and source responsibly. But are existing hotel management software solutions keeping pace with these evolving trends?

As we step into 2024, restaurant entrepreneurs are increasingly turning to advanced solutions like ERP systems to streamline operations while adhering to these sustainable practices. 

Odoo’s latest upgrade, Odoo 17 aligns with the burgeoning demands of sustainable restaurants. 

But can it truly cater to the nuanced needs of the 2024 food service trends? 

This blog delves into the capabilities of Odoo 17, exploring its potential to revolutionize the restaurant industry with a focus on sustainability.


Odoo 17 brings forth a suite of enhancements tailored for the hospitality sector, making it a potent tool for restaurant entrepreneurs. Its comprehensive hotel management software module is designed to streamline operations, from reservations and guest management to inventory and point of sale, all while embedding sustainability at its core.

  1. Streamlined Operations with a Green Footprint

The integration of ERP for hotel management within Odoo 17 facilitates seamless operations, enabling restaurants to reduce waste, optimize resource usage and manage supply chains more effectively. This not only boosts efficiency but also significantly lowers the environmental impact, aligning with the sustainability goals of modern restaurants.

  1. Data-Driven Sustainability Insights

Odoo 17’s advanced analytics provide restaurant owners with actionable insights into their operations, helping identify areas where sustainability can be enhanced. Whether it’s reducing energy consumption or minimizing food waste, Odoo 17 equips businesses with the data needed to make informed decisions.


The food service industry in 2024 is marked by a strong emphasis on sustainability, from sourcing locally grown ingredients to minimizing carbon footprints. Odoo 17’s features are in lockstep with these trends, offering modules that support sustainable sourcing, energy-efficient operations and waste reduction.

1) Local Sourcing and Inventory Management

Consumers are increasingly seeking restaurants that prioritize locally sourced, seasonal ingredients, minimizing transportation emissions and supporting local farmers. 

Odoo 17’s inventory management module streamlines supplier relationships and facilitates traceability, showcasing local sourcing efforts to customers.

It allows for precise tracking and management of locally sourced ingredients, ensuring freshness and reducing the carbon footprint associated with long-distance transportation.

2) Waste Reduction and Efficiency

Reducing food waste is not just environmentally friendly, it’s also good for the bottom line. Odoo 17’s kitchen management module allows for precise ingredient forecasting and portion control, while integration with point-of-sale systems enables dynamic menu adjustments based on real-time demand.

With features designed to optimize menu planning and inventory usage, Odoo 17 helps restaurants minimize waste, a key aspect of sustainable restaurants in 2024. This not only contributes to environmental sustainability but also enhances profitability.

3) Energy Efficiency

From optimizing kitchen appliances to utilizing renewable energy sources, restaurants are seeking ways to reduce their energy consumption. Odoo 17 integrates with building management systems, enabling data-driven insights and informed decisions for improved energy efficiency.

4) Sustainable Packaging

Ditching single-use plastics and opting for eco-friendly packaging alternatives is a growing trend. Odoo 17’s purchase order management module simplifies sourcing sustainable packaging materials, while the e-commerce module empowers restaurants to offer eco-friendly packaging options to customers.


Odoo 17 goes beyond traditional hotel management software, offering functionalities specifically designed to support restaurants in their sustainability journey:

  • Menu Management : Create dynamic menus based on seasonal availability and local sourcing, reducing food waste and highlighting sustainability efforts.
  • Recipe Costing : Track the environmental impact of ingredients and optimize recipes for lower carbon footprints.
  • Waste Management : Monitor and manage food waste, identifying areas for improvement and implementing reduction strategies.
  • Sustainability Reporting : Generate comprehensive reports on your restaurant’s environmental performance, showcasing your commitment to sustainability to stakeholders.

As the food service industry moves towards a more sustainable future, Odoo 17 stands out as a pivotal tool for restaurant entrepreneurs. Its comprehensive suite of features, designed with both efficiency and sustainability in mind, positions it as a key player in meeting the 2024 food service trends.

At Pragmatic Techsoft, we pride ourselves on our deep understanding of Odoo’s capabilities, especially in the realm of hotel and restaurant management. 

Our expertise in implementing, customizing and supporting Odoo solutions makes us the ideal partner for businesses looking to embrace the future of food service with Odoo 17.

Ready to transform your restaurant with Odoo 17 and embrace the future of sustainable food service? 

Connect with our Odoo experts at Pragmatic Techsoft for tailored solutions that drive success. 

Explore our Odoo Hotel Management Module and discover how we can help you achieve your sustainability goals. 

Let’s pave the way for a greener, more efficient future together.


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