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Forget cooking Thanksgiving at home this year—it may be cheaper to order from a restaurant

Supermarket prices for turkeys and some sides are reaching new heights, but restaurants are offering deals on fully-cooked holiday meals with all the trimmings that can be easier on the wallet—and the cook.

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Lettuce shortage adds side order of purchasing pain to inflation

Restaurants are adding surcharges and ingredient replacements as the price of romaine lettuce triples. But the salad days are not over. There is hope of relief ahead.

The price charged by manufacturers rose 1.2% after easing in August, driven by higher charges for transportation and warehousing.

As more operations digitize, instant updates to menu prices are becoming possible for the first time. That could help restaurants ease inflation and drive traffic. But will customers be on board?

The USDA has started funding the startup of more processors in hopes of curbing prices through competition. The program is one of several revealed by the White House with implications for restaurants.

Brined cukes and a host of other lip-pursing options are showing up on all types of menus—and everywhere from the drinks list to the dessert array.

Prices at restaurants and schools continued rising last month while consumers’ total food costs hit yet another 40-year high.

Nearly 90% of operators told the National Restaurant Association that costs are higher than 2019 and many operators say they are unable to repay pandemic loans.

The "Buffalo Boneless Bar Pizza" is part of a selection of new bar food that is a departure from its traditional chicken wings, whose prices can be volatile.

When substituting ingredients, many operators may not think of fats or oils as top candidates. However, replacing butter or margarine with butter flavored oil (also known as BFO) can greatly benefit restaurant kitchens.

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