Ostancov Vladislav/Shutterstock That salty, savory, leave-you-wanting-more edamame likely started out as a big bag of frozen beans that cost the restaurant just $1.95 a pound, according to Forbes. A bit of soy sauce and salt barely cost the restaurant a dime, meaning your $6, four-ounce serving costs about 12.5 times more than the dish’s actual price.
Larisa Blinova/Shutterstock Yes, you know guac is extra—but did you realize just how much more? Making guacamole from scratch costs about 20 cents an ounce. With a single four-ounce scoop of guacamole setting you back $2 at burrito joints, though, you’re getting served a 250 percent markup—and don’t even get us started on those $11 table-side guac bowls. Don’t miss these other 13 secrets that will stop you from wasting money.