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Food Cost Control and What You Need to Know

Food Cost Control and What You Need to Know

If you want to control your food cost, first you need to know what food cost is. It’s described as “the percentage of total restaurant sales spent on food product.” Successful restaurants try to keep their food costs at 30% or less. So why is food cost so important? Because it’s one […]

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10 Restaurants Struggling with High Food Prices

10 Restaurants Struggling with High Food Prices

During the 1980s and 1990s, many restaurant chains set their sights on the middle class, offering reasonably priced meals that entire families could enjoy and afford. But as the middle class shrinks and inequality becomes more of an issue, these chains are hemorrhaging customers, and it’s ultimately going to doom […]

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12 Clever Ways to Cut Costs at Your Bar or Restaurant

12 Clever Ways to Cut Costs at Your Bar or Restaurant

Do you want to cut costs at your bar or restaurant? Of course! Who doesn’t? However, it can seem that it’s easier said than done. You know keeping your costs under control is important, but sometimes keeping them in check can seem like an impossible task! Take heart—here are 12 […]

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6 Easy Ways to Reduce Your Restaurant Costs this Summer

Restaurant margins are notoriously slim, making it essential for restaurants to constantly devise new ways to keep their costs under control. In summertime, particularly, restaurants face several seasonal challenges that are culprits for driving up their food and operational costs. Here are six of them along with easy strategies you […]

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