costs

Operations

Wholesale food costs start climbing again

The Producer Price Index for ready-to-sell food rose 1.2% after easing in August, driven by higher charges for transportation and warehousing.

Workforce

Half of restaurants have stopped hiring because of labor costs, study says

The small-business survey from Alignable.com also found that 9% of operators are laying off workers because they fear the economy is getting worse.

Much of that jump is due to sharply higher prices in school lunch programs, as many states have ended free meals for students.

Advice Guy weighs in on whether a restaurant should keep prices off printed menus given the current volatility of food costs.

Food away-from-home inflation was 7.6% last month, and prices held steady at both full-service and limited-service concepts.

Though the Keep Kids Fed Act brings some relief, operators consider how best to navigate a world without pandemic waivers, including raising prices and encouraging families to fill out needed paperwork.

Prices on full-service menus rose 8.9% on an annual basis, while limited-service prices increased 7.4%.

More than eight in 10 consumers say they are cutting back on restaurant visits as evidence of spending shifts continues to grow.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture expects commodity costs to continue increasing this year, sending menu prices skyward.

The VITALS program provides tools to improve operational efficiency, manage labor, increase revenues, and enhance patient and resident satisfaction.

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