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Restaurants are hiking prices because of labor shortages, higher wages, and rising costs of staple foods. One owner said he was paying 50% more for ribs than normal, and double for cooking oil.

Alan Natkiel

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Small restaurant owners have hiked the prices of some menu items due, in part, to a severe shortage of workers, Fox Business reports

Restaurants have struggled to attract workers since they reopened, with many people demanding higher wages. Some owners have passed the cost of these wages onto customers, Fox reported.  

Restaurant consultant Izzy Kharasch told Fox that one of his clients in Oregon raised employees’ hourly wages by 40%, which “just about put him out of business” because customers “want to pay the same prices.”

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