Do You Have a Food Cost Problem?

If you are experiencing high food costs, some possible areas of concern may be:

  • No balance of high and low cost items on your menu.
  • No consideration of locally obtainable products.
  • No competitive purchase plan.
  • Theft in any form.
  • Purchasing more than needed (spoilage).
  • No daily check of invoices, quality, and prices.
  • No rotation procedures.
  • No perpetual inventory.
  • No controls on issue items from the storage areas.
  • Low yields on products.
  • Over preparing.
  • Not following or using recipes.
  • Not following exact portion sizes.
  • Improper handling (Wrapping, rotating, storing).
  • No reconciliation of sold vs. used.
  • Employee theft.