Ham we had "day dot" with slashes that told us what day and at what time to throw food out. It made sense.
Then corporate came up with the great idea to make everything fresh that morning or day and then throw everything out that night, which made sense on paper right?
Everything was guaranteed fresh that day, except for the fact that we were a tea cafe, not a restaurant, so we didn't have the time or manpower to make sandwiches, muffins, croissants, etc. that day.
And it wasn't even frozen or just pop in the oven or thaw. We had to bake the bread fresh everyday for the sandwiches, actually mix the muffin mix every morning, even thaw cream cheese and mix with lemon juice and wasabi and matcha powder for one of our five sandwiches every freaking day.
And they couldn't even just send us lemon juice, they sent us lemons to squeeze fresh for the wasabi cream cheese.
I swear to god, corporate didn't consider for a second how much work they created for us with every "idea" they came up with.