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Why Restaurants Are Expensive: Labor

In the previous post of this series, I discussed why food is increasingly more expensive for restaurants. This was a good first step in explaining why the price of food is higher at restaurants than it is in grocery stores and, it is just one of the factors at play. Another reason why it is […]

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Why Restaurants Are Expensive: Food

In the first part of this series, I want to address the most basic standard of comparison on restaurant prices: food. Countless times I have heard and overheard tables say, “I could buy that for X at the grocery store.” While it is true that you can buy beef or chicken at a grocery store […]

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Why Is Food So Expensive In Restaurants? An Intro

One of the most interesting parts of writing a blog it that you get to see the search engine terms that lead people to finding your site. It is the best information you can get to understand the motivations of your readers. This information drives a great deal of what I write about on this […]

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Working In A Restaurant Kitchen

I always get a chuckle when someone who is not in the restaurant business asks me about the show, “Hell’s Kitchen”.  Their question is always, “It isn’t really like that is it?”  The honest answer is that if you spend 30 years progressing up the ladder as a cook, you might one day get to […]

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The Hidden Restaurant Tax

I often get asked when talking about restaurants what has changed the most in my time as a server.  I have always had a hard time answering that question.  In part, it is because my vantage point on the industry has changed over the years.  The differences between my current job and my first serving […]

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