Prep-Saving Produce Calculator

Your Labor Challenge. Our Solution.

Recent years have led to all-new labor and staffing challenges for operators like you. With our ready-to-use produce, you can significantly decrease time spent prepping whole fruits and vegetables for service, making things easier on the staff you have and saving you money.


Calculate the Savings

Our custom tool can show you how your savings add up by using our ready-to-use produce, compared to the whole product.

Prep-Saving Calculator

To understand how ready-to-use products can help your operation, try our calculator!

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Time to prep 1 case (min.)**
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Results and Benefits

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In addition to reduced prep time and labor cost savings, additional benefits to our ready-to-use produce include:

  • 100% yield
  • No waste
  • Consistency of product (quality and sizing)
  • Consistency of pricing
  • Reduction in potential injuries

*Estimated yield percentages are based on USDA’s Agricultural Handbook “Food Yields.” Actual yields will vary based on product grade, size, quality, seasonality, etc.
**For hand labor: Please test your variables for better accuracy in projecting the cost of commodity products.  

Expert Support

Need 1:1 support to find the right produce solutions for your operation? Our Produce Specialists can help you with:

  • Product selection and utilization, including unique and innovative items only from US Foods®
  • Opportunities to save labor, time and money with products and analysis tools
  • Produce storage and handling to maintain quality
  • Insights on market and supply conditions, and on local and national foodservice trends

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