Controlling Costs

Food Costs OutlookView All

Within the past 12 months, according to figures from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, retail prices for beef, pork, chicken and milk all have hit record highs.

Commodities PricesView More

Commodities Prices

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Get a handle on your food costs by using our tool for tracking the pricing trends for key restaurant commodities, including poultry, beef, pork, eggs, corn, coffee and flour. The gauge provides a trajectory of where the prices are heading, enabling restaurateurs to anticipate the impact on food costs and adjust their menus accordingly. The information is updated continuously with actual market quotes, providing the industry's most current and insightful directional data.

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Managing this Line ItemView All
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In little more than a year, restaurants are going to have to change a process that’s second nature: the way they accept payment—and many are likely to be unprepared.

PurchasingView All

A sluggish economy and skittish consumer spending means operators will continue to keep tight reins on their own spending in the New Year.

Restaurant TechnologyView All

A decade ago it was the stuff of sci-fi movies, but for today’s businesses, it’s becoming a reality. Beacons and other location-based technology already are going mainstream in the retail space.

Restaurant EquipmentView All
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Sizzling plates of fajitas travel from kitchen to dining room many times a day at each of the more than 1,500 Chili’s restaurants.

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