Optimal Food Cost Percentage for Cafes: Best Practices

The article from Edify Systems discusses the ideal food cost percentage for cafes, which typically ranges from 25% to 30%. It explains the importance of this metric in managing profitability and details how to calculate it, including total food cost percentage, cost of goods sold, and food cost percentage per dish. Strategies for maintaining an optimal food cost percentage include waste reduction, supplier negotiations, portion control, and using inventory management software. These methods help balance quality and cost efficiency, ensuring long-term success for cafes.