Rising food costs and fewer diners put restaurants in the middle

Pangburn, Joe
May 2008
Inside Tucson Business;5/19/2008, Vol. 17 Issue 50, p3
The article discusses the impact of increasing food costs on customer services of restaurants in the U.S. The Department of Labor has reported a 0.9% increase of food costs from March-April 2008, while prices for dining out grew one-third of that. The general manager for the Cup Café Todd Hanley reveals that most restaurants are looking to modify the menu to select items that are cost effective by developing menu with items that are in season.


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