#90: How to Reduce Your Restaurant Food Cost Using Simple Data

January 24, 2024 by David Scott Peters

There’s a little-known and underutilized tool that can reduce a restaurant’s food cost by potentially 3% or more. All that is required is for a restaurant to gather some simple data and take a little action. How would you like to reduce your food cost by simply gathering data?

Does this sound too good to be true? I promise you, it’s not.

In this episode of my podcast, The Restaurant Prosperity Formula, I explain what kind of information you need to gather, where to get the information, what to do with it, and what you can expect when you use it the way I explain.

By the end of this, you will be in a position to take action and put yourself down this path.

Remember, your restaurant’s business is valuable to vendors, and they are often willing to work with you to maintain a good relationship. As you embark on this journey, keep in mind that if you have a prime vendor agreement or work with a group purchasing organization (GPO), you've likely already found significant savings.


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