Steps for Figuring Out Your Restaurant's Prime Cost

Steps for Figuring Out Your Restaurant's Prime CostPublication Type:

Published / Updated:
Aug. 8, 2017

This infographic by HotSchedules explains how you can take control of your single biggest variable cost by explaining:

  • What is prime cost
  • Why prime cost is important to your operation
  • Industry standards for restaurant prime cost
  • How to calculate prime cost
  • How to get started managing your restaurant's prime cost


HotSchedules is passionate about the fast-moving, high-energy restaurant culture and partnering to help you manage it better. Our intuitive, web-based scheduling, labor management, forecasting, and hiring (coming soon!) solutions deliver fast, proven ROI by reducing labor costs, improving communications and maximizing productivity.

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