Enter the cost of ingredients ($) and the weekly amount of dishes sold into the Menu Cost Calculator. The calculator will evaluate and display the Menu Cost. 

Menu Cost Formula

The following formula is used to calculate the Menu Cost. 

MC = CI * S
  • Where MC is the Menu Cost ($)
  • CI is the cost of ingredients ($) 
  • #S is the weekly amount of dishes sold 

To calculate the menu cost, multiply the cost of ingredients by the number of dishes sold.

How to Calculate Menu Cost?

The following example problems outline how to calculate Menu Cost.

Example Problem #1:

  1. First, determine the cost of ingredients ($). The cost of ingredients ($) is given as 4.5.
  2. Next, determine the weekly amount of dishes sold. The weekly amount of dishes sold is provided as 100.
  3. Finally, calculate the Menu Cost using the equation above: 

MC = CI * #S

The values given above are inserted into the equation below:

MC = 4.5 * 100 = 450.00 ($)

Example Problem #2: 

The variables needed for this problem are provided below:

cost of ingredients ($) = 3.5

weekly amount of dishes sold = 200

Entering these values and solving gives:

MC = 3.5 * 200 = 700.00 ($)