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Some time ago my boss/owner gave me a challenge of finding low costing dishes that may not generate high gross profit dollars but are low in food cost in our off season to attract more customers at 13-15 dollar dishes instead of 23-26 dollar dishes. The thought process is more people at lower priced entrées that may be enticed to purchase other ammenuties [alcohol, apps,dessert,etc...] then not as many with high priced entrées. I need help with ideas on what dishes could point me in right direction. I know pricing is different all over but just ideas here. Some background, our place is on the ocean east coast so we hang our hat on seafood but so damn expensive. We can hold about 265 with full bar. Even though we are seafood im leaning towards good classic scratch cooking while not eliminating seafood from menu at all i want to utilize these low cost items in my daily specials. Ideas with protiens, seasonal vegs?