# Question: The Heese Restaurant Group manufactures the bags of frozen French

The Heese Restaurant Group manufactures the bags of frozen French fries used at its franchised restaurants. Last week, Heese’s purchased and used 101,000 pounds of potatoes at a price of \$ 0.70 per pound. During the week, 2,500 direct labor hours were incurred in the plant at a rate of \$ 12.25 per hour. The standard price per pound of ­potatoes is \$ 0.80, and the standard direct labor rate is \$ 12.10 per hour. Standards ­indicate that for the number of bags of frozen fries produced, the factory should have used 98,000 pounds of potatoes and 2,400 hours of direct labor.

Requirements
1. Determine the direct material price and quantity variances. Be sure to label each ­variance as favorable or unfavorable.
2. Think of a plausible explanation for the variances found in Requirement 1.
3. Determine the direct labor rate and efficiency variances. Be sure to label each ­variance as favorable or unfavorable.
4. Could the explanation for the labor variances be tied to the material variances? Explain.

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