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JBloggs

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How much do you spend per guest on breakfast? Do you average it out or try to keep to a certain minimum?
Having just returned from shopping for the next few days worth of guests only, I can firmly tell you that the cost per guest for FOOD (this includes afternoon refreshments (brownies, cake type thingies) and coffee, tea, sodas, a bowl of plums, some peanuts, etc near guest fridge - is $7.00 per person.
This includes ingredients/items such as fresh strawberries, canteloupe, pineapple, kiwi, tomatoes, avocado, potatoes, eggs, ham, bacon, sausage, biscuits, cheese, croissants, green onions, orange juice, sour cream, ..."Stuff Mart" has lowered their prices, I could see the drop in quite a few of the items I buy regularly. Price point examples: strawberries $2.49 a pint - but were really fresh red ripe, avocado .99 each.
I was pleased with this, to me $7.00 is about right for our B&B. Not the same everywhere of course, if I added some higher end ingredients - but I tried to stay away from too tropical for this weekend.
 

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I think that I figured our daily food cost per person was around $10/person because I also had snack baskets in the room plus the afternoon baked goods. They got a lot of food here! You didn't mention your chocolates in the room though & I know that they're yummy. :)
 

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No not counting every cost for a guest, just basically to feed them. I was pleased to see these lower prices at stuffmart, it was noticable.
 

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There is a b & b in my town who offer guests $30 off their room rate if they don't take the breakfast. Apparently this goes over well with guests and the couple running the b & b both have outside jobs so they love it. Guests checks in and pay and they never see them again. I really think this would work for some innkeepers but to me the best part about staying at a b & b is the breakfast.
 

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I am forever over budget on food costs. My target is $60 to $80 per week for 6 rooms for breakfast only. I don't do afternoon tea/snacks. Usually I run around $100 per week.
 
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