Calculating Cost Per Meal.Calculating the cost per meal is an important part of running a successful business.

Published on 01/01/2023Sébastien Vassaux

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- Gather all the ingredients you need for the meal.
- Check the prices of each ingredient.
- Calculate the total cost of the ingredients.

- Calculate the time it takes to prepare the meal.
- Calculate the cost of labor for the meal.
- Add the labor cost to the total cost of ingredients.

- Calculate the cost of overhead for the meal.
- This includes rent, utilities, and other costs associated with running your business.
- Add the overhead cost to the total cost of ingredients and labor.

- Calculate the desired profit margin for the meal.
**Add the profit margin to the total cost of ingredients, labor, and overhead.**- Divide the total cost by the number of meals served to get the cost per meal.

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