Food costs have been rising on a weekly basis for darn near two decades now. Most food truck operators are quick to attribute their high food cost to these price changes.
On top of that, the echo chamber of the Internet keeps compounding the problem, feeding you bad information like the average food cost should be 34% or TV shows touting a three times markup for food sales.
But these two ideas are myths, especially important for the food truck environment. If you want to lower your food cost, let’s review why moving past these two food cost myths will help you focus on food cost saving ideas for independent owners.