Pizza Cost

Profit Margins + Overhead

How much does a pizza cost?….with thousands of pizza shops from local to chains….there must be good profit in the pizza business.

https://thetakeout.com/the-cost-breakdown-of-a-pizza-1835340201?rev=1560441791133

“The overhead cost for one large cheese pizza at our independent pizzeria is $11.16, which leaves a $5.34 profit. Keep in mind, though, the one variable a restaurant owner can’t control is how many orders they will get in a given day.”

Several factors play into the price of a $16.50 pie….of course if a successful independent pizzeria…it’s better ingredients….better preparation….excellent service. 

As indicated….the overhead costs are the same whether the shop sells 10 pies and hour or 1 pie and hour. As in any business there will be good days and not so good days.

In our business….one very wintry January….sales were only 25% of projected budget. The month was a disaster….none-the-less….our doors were open every day….ready for business. The overhead still needed to be covered.