No commodity cost relief in sight for restaurants

No commodity cost relief in sight for restaurants

NRN columnist John Barone says restaurant operators can expect high commodity prices going into 2013.

Restaurant operators should expect high commodity prices in 2013, particularly for beef and pork, as a result of the U.S. drought that devastated corn crops, according to speakers at a webinar from Nation’s Restaurant News and sister publications Supermarket News and Corn & Soybean Digest.

Although chicken prices might recover in 2013, since it takes only 6-7 weeks to raise the birds from chick to market-weight broilers, production of hogs, which take six months to rea

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