Food Cost Control and What You Need to Know

November 18, 2015

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 of the best ways you have to make your restaurant financially successful—and it’s (mostly) within your control! What can you do to reduce food cost? Read on to find out.

First, it’s important to know exactly how much you’re spending on food—and how much it costs to make each…