What is the Definition of Food & Beverage Expense?

Food & Beverage Expense

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Definition: An expense line item for hotel properties. Food expenses represent the expenses related to food revenue, including functional areas such as breakfast, lunch and dinner restaurants, room service, carry out, lounge food, sundry/merchandise, banquet food and kitchen. This item includes food cost of sales, salaries and wages, payroll taxes and benefits, and other related expenses such as advertising, china/glass/silver, cleaning supplies, contract cleaning/labor, decorations, entertainment, equipment rental, glass/plastic supplies, guest satisfaction/supplies/transportation, happy hour appetizers, in-room entertainment, kitchen fuel, laundry allocation, licenses, linen, menus, miscellaneous, napkins, office supplies, operating supplies, over/(short), paper supplies, preparation supplies, printed supplies, promotion, telephone admin., training materials, uniforms, etc. Beverage expenses represent the expenses related to beverage revenue (bar and banquet bar), including beverage cost of sales, salaries and wages, payroll taxes and benefits, and other related expenses such as advertising, Cable TV, china/glass/silver, cleaning supplies, contract cleaning/labor, decorations, entertainment, equipment rental, glass/plastic supplies, guest satisfaction/supplies/transportation, happy hour appetizers, in-room entertainment, laundry allocation, licenses, linen, menus, miscellaneous, napkins, office supplies, operating supplies, over/(short), paper supplies, printed supplies, promotion, telephone admin., training materials, uniforms, etc.

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