Menu Pricing Hints
Why should you price your menu ending with .99's vs .95's?
"It's not that much of a difference, 4 cents doesn't matter"...or does it?
If you serve an average of 200 items per day, here is how it works out:
- 200 x $.04 = $8.00/day
- $8.00 x 365 days year = $2920.00/year
- Almost $3000.00 extra from just changing your prices from .95 to .99
Now, if you have a higher end establishment, you might consider rounding your prices to the nearest dollar for a more sophisticated and less bargain look. Again more profit!
To figure out what you should charge for an entree, first calculate your cost.
If your cost is $3.20 for a stuffed chicken breast, $0.48 for 6oz of fries and $0.42 for mixed vegetables this is how is should be priced. 3.20 +.48 +.42 = $4.10 - 4.10 x 3.3 = $13.53
You should price this menu item between $11.99 to $14.99 depending on your location, the competition and what your customers are willing to pay.
by Gina Trudeau
from Gina's Corner,
Findlay's Monthly Feature June 2012
Recipes by Gina - Recipe of the Moment
- 1 pita bread #36332
- 2 tbsp tomato sauce #00699
- 1 breakfast sausage, cooked & chopped #24565
- 2 slices of bacon, cooked & crumbles #27140
- 1 tsp grated parmesan cheese #20690
- 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese #20660
- 1/4 cup broccoli or other vegetable, chopped small
- pinch of dried herb (thyme, parsley, basil, or oregano)
- pepper, to taste #14036
- 1 large egg #33520
- Preheat oven to 425°F.
- Place the pita bread on a baking sheet.
- Spread the tomato sauce and sprinkle with parmesan cheese, sausage, bacon, chopped vegetable and herb.
- Cook 4 minutes.
- Remove pizza from oven and add shredded cheeses.
- Carefully crack the egg into the center of the pizza.
- Sprinkle with fresh ground pepper.
- Return to oven for 10 more minutes, or until the egg white is set, but the yolk is still runny.
"As an appetizer, a light lunch option, an easy vegetarian choice on your menu or on a kids menu, these mini pizzas are easy to make and use readily available ingredients."