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 counterparts.
As the economy continued to struggle in 2009, contract management firms overall experienced a flat year. The largest contractors saw a slight dip in revenue year-over-year, while Tier 2 and Tier 3 companies saw growth of 2.4% and 2.6%, respectively.
Seventy-two percent of operators in our survey said they purchased local products, with produce being the most frequently purchased local item. Operators also reported an increase in meal counts in 52% of districts.