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Food Waste Calculator

Use this worksheet to calculate your theoretical usage vs. your actual usage, so you can pinpoint waste and increase profitability.

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This worksheet will help you:

  • Identify key ingredients on your menu
  • Calculate your theoretical usage vs. your actual usage
  • Pinpoint food waste
  • Improve systems and increase profitability

Why calculating theoretical vs. actual usage is important

Some degree of waste is inevitable in every restaurant. It's just the reality. But unchecked waste can have a significant impact on your bottom line. Having a precise understanding of what you purchased, what you've sold, and any variance between those amounts will allow you to pinpoint where waste is happening. Once you understand that, you can work to put systems in place to minimize waste and maximize profitability.

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