It doesn’t matter if you're brand new to the restaurant business or you’re a seasoned veteran, food cost challenges will plague you. From regular price increases on a variety of products to natural disasters that drive prices up on commodities like chicken and oranges. Here’s the deal, though. You can count on the prices you’re paying for food to fluctuate and to increase dramatically without much warning. That’s a given and it’s out of your control. In this episode of my podcast, The Restaurant Prosperity Formula, I am talking about what you can control. Most restaurants operate 7-9% above their ideal food cost and, in most cases, it’s due to a lack of systems and a lack of leadership. Listen in for the full explanation along with the kitchen systems you can use to lower your restaurant food cost and lead your restaurant success.