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    Controlling Fixed and Variable Costs

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    When looking at firms, you will find that they have to evaluate both fixed and variable costs. If you look at a restaurant, you will find that they have both these types of costs. What are examples of these costs and how can a restaurant control these costs during tough economic times?

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    Examples of variable costs for a restaurant would include supplies, food, maintenance costs, and server wages assuming that none of the servers are on salary and are paid hourly (most are). Other variable costs would include product delivery fees, advertising, and other costs where there ...

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    This solution discusses ways of how costs can be controlled during tough economic times, using a restaurant as an example.