Meal category analysis: An application of the metafrontier approach

Chin-Yi Fang, Fu Sung Hsu

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This study contributes to the literature on menu analysis by applying metafrontier-to-data envelopment analysis (MDEA) to the restaurant industry. MDEA, incorporating multiple outputs and inputs, was used to distinguish retainable, improved and undesirable items on a menu, and to identify differences in the proficiency level among heterogeneous meal categories based on the metatechnology ratio (MTR). The findings indicate that the MTR of meal categories (entrées and appetizers) prepared in each restaurant was inferior to the value of meal categories produced in a central kitchen. Slackbased improvements suggested from MDEA can improve the efficiency of menu items.

頁(從 - 到)1083-1095
期刊Tourism Economics
出版狀態已發佈 - 2012 十月 1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Tourism, Leisure and Hospitality Management

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