Controlling Costs

Tips to keep your budget on target
propane grill
Though industrial grills are his go-to for high-volume events, Lyman Graham likes the versatility of home grills for smaller catering gigs.
security camera
How do operators run micromarkets while also avoiding theft? ...
plates bowls
Switching to china provides many benefits, but only if broken dishes can be avoided.
for sale paper
The purchase of refrigeration, warewashers and prep and cooking equipment takes a sizable chunk out of the budget when opening or remodeling a restaurant. The conundrum facing operators is whether to...
Just before Christmas, Oak Hills School District in Cincinnati was awarded a federal grant to upgrade equipment at an elementary school.
It’s been only a few months since Smart Snacks in Schools went into effect, but already many operators are on the verge of calling “mercy.”
cafeteria cash register
In a time when it seems as if prices of just about everything are rising, it is rare to find prices being reduced.
The new addition to the Wood Center on the University of Alaska’s Fairbanks campus was a long time coming.
Students at the University of California, Davis, are now paying more for their food—but some of them may also be getting a pay raise.
Several dining venues on the campus of Illinois State University, in Normal, are no longer accepting cash.

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