One of the reasons franchised fast food outlets are profitable is because they have a handle on their input costs, especially their food cost. The reason is simple, they exercise good portion control.
In conventional restaurants, portion control is equally important. Not only does this help control food cost, but it also creates predictability for the clientele who always receive the same size portions.
Benefits include reduced food wastage and fewer complaints about undersize portions. Here's how portion control affects your food cost.