Run Item-By-Item Sales Mix Report on Your POS System

 In 1. David Scott Peters, Tip of the Day

By David Scott Peters

Restaurant Tip of the Week

Item-by-item shows you dollar-for-dollar

If you have a POS system, then you have the ability to run an item-by-item sales mix report. And this report is a great tool to help you figure out your real food cost. How? Your food cost is determined by how much of each menu item you sell, not just the total cost of each menu item. If you sell more higher-cost menu items, you’re going to have a higher food cost. But if you can sell a few lower-cost menu items, you can balance your food cost out a bit. So knowing your mix is essential for knowing your true food cost.

David Scott Peters is a restaurant expert, coach, trainer and speaker, specializing in systems for independent restaurant owners. He is the nationally acclaimed restaurant coach whose unique “SMART Systems” approach to boosting profits has earned him the title of, “The man who can walk into any restaurant in America and find $10,000 in undiscovered cash before he hits the back door – Guaranteed!” Visit for more.

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