Enter the total cost of food, and the total sales into the calculator to determine the food cost percentage of a restaurant.

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## Food Cost Percentage Formula

The following formula is used to calculate the food cost percentage.

FC% = COGS / S * 100

- Where FC% is the food cost percentage
- COGS is the total cost of food
- S is the total sales of food

## Food Cost Percentage Definition

A food cost percentage is the ratio of the cost of food to the sales value of food.

## Food Cost Percentage Example

How to calculate food cost percentage?

**First, determine the total cost of food.**Determine the total cost of all of the food brought into the restaurant.

**Next, determine the total sales.**Calculate how many sales were generated during the same time period.

**Finally, calculate the food cost percentage.**Using the formula, calculate the percentage of food costs.

## FAQ

**What is food cost percentage?**

Food cost percentage is a ratio of the cost of food to the total sales generated of a restaurant.

**What is a good food cost percentage?**

Generally, anything below 35% is considered a successful rate for the food cost percentage of a restaurant.