Buffet prices

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  1. Jen

    Jen Member

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    Any of you have a pizza buffet? Looking for prices. I am in a little town 4000 people and run a buffet with a soup bar, salad bar and hot buffet that is broaster chicken, pizza mashed potatoes, veggie and 2 specials. I am currently at 8.95 and looking to raise my price but I think it might hurt me in the long run. I have not raised my prices in 4 years and I know it’s time but I don’t know if people want to pay that much in my area.


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  2. Steve

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    Don't be afraid. Charge what you need to charge to keep quality the same. We don't have a buffet but we have lunch specials. We raise them almost yearly

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    Every time I raise prices I'm scared we will lose customers. It's currently been 2 years since we raised our pizza prices and I know an increase is due, but scared of the repercussions. I also know that every single time I've raised prices i the 22 years I've done this, almost nobody has batted an eye. I always justify the raise by convincing myself that if I raise prices 10% and lose 10% of my customers, I'm still basically in the same situation, maybe saving a few dollars in labor costs. But once the price change goes into effect, I find I only lose a few customers and our company is sitting in a much more stable financial position.

    In other words, It's probably in your best interest to raise the price and don't look back.
     
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