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Loss leader or money maker? Pricing a salad bar for profit  [1982]

Buchanan, Robert.;

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Abstract: Variables that affect the cost of salads (per plate as selected by the customer) are: cost of ingredients; arrangement of ingredients; size and shape of display container; type of serving implement, (utensils); size of the bowl or platter; and customer returns. The most important factor is the actual ready-to-eat per ounce food cost for each ingredient. Labor costs must include productive and non-productive time (coffee breaks, meals). Other costs to consider are service costs (cashiers, busboys, uniforms, linens) and others. Profit objectives are based on market strategy, competition, sales volume, and customer acceptance. Selling salads by the ounce allows prices to fluctuate with costs. (rm)

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Food service marketing

ISSN : 0092-5845