"Ah, Denny, I've hardly seen you this episode."
Thanks for the quick response!
We were putting all food entry fee payments (including Francs) on our Butteries to be used only as food. What you are describing makes sense and is more elegant.
The Buttery is good from turn to turn to store food so that you don't use the stuff that's there if you're planning on feeding your workers (partially or fully) at the end of the round - not really a constraint, per se, but a tool to use during the game.