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6 ways to battle rising food costs

6 ways to battle rising food costs Rising food costs are always a big concern for the restaurant and foodservice industry, especially over the past few years, when food costs are increasing at a high rate. As of late, we have seen drastic hikes in the cost of beef, chicken, pork and coffee. Food prices are one of the most significant line items in an operation’s budget, so many foodservice owners and operators have either had to raise their prices or lose money from their bottom lines. One way to keep your food costs in check is to control your portion sizes. Product portioning affects not just your food costs, but also your guest experience and the quality of your food. It may also be time to schedule a visit with your suppliers or explore new suppliers. But before you become militant with your staff about portion control, hold a…