The economy is disrupting food service operations, according to a survey
The economy is not improving for restaurant operators, according to a survey by the National Restaurant Association.
About half of the surveyed restaurant owners say business conditions are worse now than they were three months ago. 88 percent say their total food costs are higher than 2019, 91 percent say they have increased menu prices, and 60 percent of those interviewed have reduced operating hours.
The group says even with menu price increases, surging input costs make it impossible to balance the books.