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 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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oil pouring

A decade ago, Mike Frampton was paying about $35 per pickup to have a rendering company haul away the used cooking oil from his Melting Pot franchise.

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

Recently, many big brands have started bringing professionals into the c-suite to head up tech efforts—from security and payment in the age of data breaches to consumer-facing mobile apps.

Restaurant EquipmentView All
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The conundrum facing operators is to go with new, used or both. Budget, needs and anticipated usage are the major considerations.

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