One of My Least Favorite Questions
Have you ever had someone ask you what your food cost is on the 17th day of the month? The day of the month is irrelevant, but it is a question that I’ve been asked on a few occasions.
I will never forget the first time I was asked this by the GM where I worked. Panic set in because I had no idea what the food cost was on that day. My reply was, “food costs are looking good”. Judging by the look on his face, it was apparent that was not the answer he was accustomed to.
Knowing that question would probably be asked later in the month, and if not, then definitely next month, I tried to figure out what he was looking for. Did he expect me to give him a solid “27.58%”?