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Wasting Without Weighing Your French Fries
Dr. Potato, I was reading an earlier post, Looking At My French Fry Portions We Serve in Our Brew Pub, and I realized we were giving out double the portion size of Idaho® house-made fresh French Fries. What do we do now? I can’t go back to the smaller portion without potentially scaring customers away.
I understand completely. Without knowing the portion size, you have a couple of options… scale back the portion sizes slightly, 1-2 ounces, change the container they are served in and reduce the size, add another item on the plate as you change the portion (such as pre-portioned ketchup, fry sauce (for those of you in Idaho and Utah), or salsa. In the future, re-calculate the food costs when prices increase and adjust upward on the menu.
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