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How Many Menu Covers Do I Need?

How Many Menu Covers Do I Need?
 
Make sure you have enough menus to distribute to every customer during any rush times in your restaurant.  The lunch hour is usually the busiest, since most customers have to adhere to a specific schedule.  You should be able to hand them a menu the minute they sit down.  Dinners can also be busy times, especially if you run an early bird special.
 
Refer to the chart below for an estimate on how many menu covers you should order. 
 
Breakfast Menus 1 menu per person 50%-75% of total seating
Lunch Menus 1 menu per person 65%-80% of total seating
Dinner Menus 1 menu per person 50%-75% of total seating
Dessert Menus 2 menus per table 20%-35% of total seating
Wine Menus 1 menu per table 20%-35% of total seating
Captain's Books 1 per Wine Captain 1-10 books