After struggling for months to pay the bills at my restaurant, I finally decided that it was time to meet with my food suppliers and get to the bottom of the problem. I realized that we were overpaying for a few of our daily selects, or the items that we brought in each and every morning. To solve the issue, I talked with our food supplier about using lower-cost alternatives. We also started baking some breads in-house. Because of our effective communication, we were able to increase our profits, which really helped us that year. Check out this blog for more tips about talking to your food supplier.