Restaurant chains buy more beef despite rising prices

Restaurant chains buy more beef despite rising prices

Study shows more beef purchases, including premium cuts, in 2012

Despite rising prices, restaurant chains bought more beef in 2012 than in 2011, including premium cuts, according to a study by foodservice research firm Technomic Inc.

For the 2012 “Usage of Volumetric Assessment of Beef in Foodservice,” paid for by the Beef Checkoff, which is funded by United States cattle farmers and ranchers, Technomic surveyed purchasing executives at 210 of the top 250 restaurant chains about annual systemwide purchases of beef products.

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