Food Cost Percentage: Definition & Calculation


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How do you calculate net inventory when calculating the percentage of food cost?

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1. If purchases were $4,000, net inventory was $1,000, and food sales were $20,000, then what is the food cost percentage?

2. What would a food cost percentage of 50% indicate?

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How is food cost percentage calculated? To check your knowledge of this percentage and how to calculate it, use the worksheet and quiz.

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  • Calculating net inventory for food cost percentage
  • A good food cost percentage
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  • What a food cost percentage of 50% indicates

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