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
money jar

With “frigid and bitter” conditions predicted for the upcoming winter, operators already are preparing, checking systems and making upgrades.

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
Truck Yard web site

You don’t have to look far to see a new breed of websites. Instead of stagnant pages, some restaurants are taking a different approach with their online presence—adopting a scrolling home page that hits the brand’s main talking points without forcing click-throughs.

Restaurant EquipmentView All
dishwasher

When asked by Fast Company magazine to name a must-have kitchen gadget not yet invented, Suzanne Goin, chef-owner of Los Angeles’ Lucques and A.O.C. restaurants, chose a tool that would automatically load the dishwasher.

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