Included in this section is regular analysis of wholesales food and commodity prices, as well as menu and consumer prices. About one-third of sales in a typical restaurant goes toward food and beverage purchases. Total food and drink purchases by restaurants in 2014 are expected to reach nearly $242 billion, according to NRA research.
Food & Menu PricesMenu prices rose 4.7% during the last 12 monthsOctober 15, 2021
Menu prices continued to rise at a healthy pace in September.
Food & Menu PricesQuickservice menu prices rose 6.7%October 15, 2021Within the food-away-from-home sector, quickservice menu prices outpaced growth in fullservice prices in recent months.
Food & Menu PricesMenu price growth strongest in the Northeast and MidwestOctober 15, 2021
The Northeast and Midwest regions saw the strongest growth in menu prices in recent months.
Food & Menu PricesInflation remained elevated across all regionsOctober 15, 2021
Inflation will likely remain elevated in the coming months.
Food & Menu PricesWholesale food prices registered strongest 12-month increase since 1980October 15, 2021
Wholesale food prices continued to rise sharply in September.
Food & Menu PricesCommodity prices rose sharply in SeptemberOctober 15, 2021
Prices for several major commodities increased in September.
Food & Menu PricesCommodity prices likely to remain elevated into 2022September 14, 2021
Several major commodities are posting strong gains in 2021.