Gross Profit Margins for Upscale Restaurants

  • According to the CEO and president of National Food Service Advisors, Kevin Moll, the cost of the food represents just 38 to 42 percent of the price shown on the menu at fine dining establishments. Doing the math, you can see that fine dining establishments have an average gross profit margin of around 60 percent. Note that some items on the menu, like pasta dishes, have particularly low food costs, and restaurants typically offer specials to try and sell more of these high-margin items. BPlans offers a fine dining restaurant business plan in which it projects 67 percent gross profit margins for the business.