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Taste of Home Logo By Marissa Laliberte of Taste of Home | Slide 1 of 10: A Denver omelet made with ham, cheese, onions and peppers, costs just $1.35 inraw ingredients, according to an ingredient cost analysis from Plate IQ. None of the items cost more than 50 cents, yet you’re likely paying about $9 for your breakfast, meaning you pay 566 percent more. The restaurant will likely charge $1 less for a vegetarian option made with spinach, mushrooms and Brie cheese, bringing the markup down to 471 percent. Not that every supermarket item is cheap—don’t miss these ways to save while grocery shopping.

Omelet: 566%

A Denver omelet made with ham, cheese, onions and peppers, costs just $1.35 inraw ingredients, according to an ingredient cost analysis from Plate IQ. None of the items cost more than 50 cents, yet you’re likely paying about $9 for your breakfast, meaning you pay 566 percent more. The restaurant will likely charge $1 less for a vegetarian option made with spinach, mushrooms and Brie cheese, bringing the markup down to 471 percent. Not that every supermarket item is cheap—don’t miss these ways to save while grocery shopping.
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