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DOWNLOAD: Menu Cost Allocation Tool

DOWNLOAD: Menu Cost Allocation Tool

Whether it's table condiments, chips and salsa, bread and butter, or frying oil; every restaurant has food products that make it difficult to allocate cost to specific menu items. The Menu Cost Allocation Tool provides a means for evaluating and distributing the cost of non-menu specific ingredients.

Use this tool in conjunction with the Menu & Recipe Cost Template to help you prepare an accurate costing for all your menu items and recipes. Periodically evaluating you menu cost helps in maintaining accurate, profitable menu pricing.

This workbook can be customized to fit you restaurant's specific costing needs.

Summary of features & benefits:

  • Shows how to distribute the cost of a single ingredient across several menu items
  • Has a tool that calculates the cost of "give-away" items such as chips and salsa or bread and butter

  • Provides a method for determining the usage and cost of table condiments such as salt, pepper, and ketchup

  • Includes a worksheet for tracking the cost of self-service condiment bars

  • Helps in determining profitable and accurate menu pricing


The Menu Cost Allocation Tool is downloadable in Microsoft Excel® file format.

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