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To control food costs, start at the cook line

The cook line is, perhaps, the most volatile area for controlling food cost. Whereas theft can occur anywhere, and vendor prices and proper preparation practices certainly can have an equally negative effect on food cost, it usually is on the cook line that many restaurants lose their profits. Common issues include incorrect portioning, [...]

Casual Dining Restaurants Suffer 5.4% Decline

Casual dining restaurant sales fell 5.4 percent last month after declining 0.6 percent in January and 1.6 percent in December, according to the Knapp-Track Index of monthly restaurant sales. [...]

10 Ways to Control Food Cost

Food cost remains one of the most costly components of restaurant management. Implement our list of the top ten basic tips on controlling food cost.

1) Price Menu Items Accordingly

It is essential to the success of your restaurant to have properly priced menu items. Prices that are too high dissuade customers, while [...]