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
Marinated Turkey Breast
- 2 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
- 1 tbsp finely chopped fresh basil
- 1/2 tsp ground black pepper #14030
- 2 (3 pound) boneless turkey breast halves #32885
- 6 whole cloves #13935
- 1/4 cup olive oil #13736
- 1/4 cup soy sauce #06485
- 2 tbsp lemon juice #10262
- 1 tbsp brown sugar #09603
- Mix together the garlic, basil, and pepper. Rub over the turkey breasts.
- Insert one clove into each end of the turkey breasts, and one in the center.
- In a large shallow dish, blend vegetable oil, soy sauce, lemon juice, and brown sugar.
- Place the breasts in the dish, and turn to coat.
- Cover, and marinate in the refrigerator at least 4 hours.
- Preheat grill for high heat.
- Lightly oil the grill grate.
- Discard marinade, place turkey breasts on the grill.
- Close the lid, and grill turkey breasts about 15 minutes on each side, or to an internal temperature of 170 degrees F (68 degrees C).