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4 ways to control your food and labour costs

4 ways to control your food and labour costs Controlling your food and labour costs is one of the biggest keys to running a successful business. We asked Cindy Simpson, Executive Vice-President at Imago Restaurants, for her suggestions on how to rein in these costs: Buy well It’s not just about price and savings. Our suppliers have a lot of resources we can use to develop great menu items, both food and beverage. Their knowledge and insights also help us stay connected to the customer. Ask questions I spend a lot of time with people outside our company asking questions and finding out what people want when they go to a restaurant or a pub. Having that open dialogue with your suppliers, your partners and your friends is key. Every business is a living, breathing entity and you have to really approach it that way. The answers are all there,…