Day One …
Meatloaf, mashed potatoes, green beans, gravy. ($6.50) … we sold 15.
Food cost = 100%
I actually think the portions were a bit too big. I can still do dramatically “thick cuts” of meatloaf if the loaf is longer and a bit skinnier.
Making gravy with nothing to start with except optimism was probably a bit of a downfall. (I found a good name-brand broth for 99cents a box.)