OnlyZoia/Shutterstock Plate IQ breaks down a Denver omelet made with ham, cheese, onions, and peppers and finds that the raw ingredients cost just $1.35, 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 14 grocery store items that are grossly overpriced.
Cheese pizza: 580%
tovsla/Shutterstock Ingredients in pizza crust average about 50 cents per pizza. The toppings add up a bit more, but a Margherita pizza would still cost the restaurant about $1.77 according to PlateIQ, even though you’re shelling out closer to $12. Order a supreme pizza with the works, and the extra cost could equate to a 636 percent markup.