Some operators may be reluctant to switch from raw to a fully cooked product if they believe it is more expensive.
However, if you start with raw sausage at $2 per pound and account for shrinkage and labor; the cost per pound after it has been cooked can easily be more than $2.50 per pound. After you take into consideration the cost of added spices, training, additional clean-up and slower throughput, it becomes clear that fully cooked products can translate into cost savings.
And don't forget the value of the peace of mind that comes with food safety.
|If raw ground meat costs:|
|...it is roughly equivalent to fully cooked meat costing:
|Based on 80% yield of raw meat||$2.13||$2.25||$2.38||$2.50||$2.63||$2.75||$2.88||$3.00|
|Based on 70% yield of raw meat||$2.43||$2.57||$2.71||$2.86||$3.00||$3.14||$3.27||$3.43|
For more detailed information, check out our True Cost of Raw Calculator.