Do You Have a Food Cost Problem?

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

1.       No balance of high and low cost items on your menu.

2.       No consideration of locally obtainable products.

3.       No competitive purchase plan.

4.       Theft in any form.

5.       Purchasing more than needed (spoilage).

6.       No daily check of invoices, quality, and prices.

7.       No rotation procedures.

8.       No perpetual inventory.

9.       No controls on issue items from the storage areas.

10.   Low yields on products.

11.   Over preparing.

12.   Not following or using recipes.

13.   Not following exact portion sizes.

14.   Improper handling (Wrapping, rotating, storing).

15.   No reconciliation of sold vs. used.

16.   Employee theft.