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Restaurant Food Cost Saving Ideas for Independent Owners

cut food cost food cost Feb 16, 2021

Food costs have been rising on a weekly basis for darn near two decades now. Most restaurant operators are quick to attribute their high food cost to these price changes. On top of that, the echo chamber of the Internet keeps compounding the problem, feeding you bad information like the average food cost for a restaurant is 34 percent or TV shows touting a three times markup. If you want to lower your food cost, let’s review why moving past these two food cost myths will help you focus...

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Restaurant Management Tips for Controlling Food Cost

cut food cost Feb 09, 2021

Restaurant food cost is one of the biggest challenges for independent restaurant owners to manage. And there are so many factors about food cost that you can’t control. But even with all the things you can’t control, I can think of 10 restaurant management tips for controlling food cost. Click to watch the video or keep scrolling to read the 10 tips.

One: implement a key item report. This is a simple report where you count things every shift, five to 10 items, maybe 15, so...

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Restaurant Food Cost Tips for Independents

When it comes to restaurant food cost in an independent operation, it’s important to remember that you don’t have to do it all. Restaurant food cost strategies can be delegated, which will give you, the owner, time to work on your restaurant’s financials, marketing and other important things that are the job of a restaurant owner. Watch this restaurant business tip or keep scrolling for more restaurant food cost tips for independents.

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Running a Restaurant While Controlling Food Cost Numbers

Running a restaurant in 2021 is a challenge no one has ever faced before. Food cost has become a bigger issue than ever before and that’s saying a lot considering most independent restaurants are running a restaurant 7–9 points above their ideal food cost in the best of times. You want to blame your distributor because it seems like for every delivery, some commodity price item goes up, and they never seem to go down. But you have more control than you think. Watch this restaurant...

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5 Ways to Cut Restaurant Food Cost

Would you like to learn how to cut food cost? Here are five systems to use cut your restaurant food costs. Bonus is they are all made easier with spreadsheets or restaurant software. Click below to watch the video or scroll down to continue reading.

Today's topic is five ways to cut your food cost using restaurant software or a spreadsheet. Now, I happen to be an expert on spreadsheets, and I'm also an expert on software. For 16 years, I built a restaurant training, coaching and...

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