Segment: Hospitals & Long-term Care

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Up-charging for some catering services has become commonplace in the non-commercial market, with nearly half the places that cater both on and off-premise now charging outside parties more than they...

The majority of hospitals say they expect to pay more in food costs in 2012.

Cafeteria and catering business continue to make up the bulk of foodservice for hospitals in our census, with only 48% of meals served being delivered to patients.

Retail sales amont the hospitals in the census rose, to an average of $1.98 million, from $1.89 million. Raw food cost also shot up in 2007, rising to $6.39 from $5.47.

Non-patient meals now account for a larger portion of hospitals' foodservice programs than patient feeding.

Food costs per-patient-day rose 5% from 2004 to 2005 in hospitals self-operating foodservice and participating in FSD’s Industry Census Report, and rose nearly 7% in their contract managed...

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