Restaurants face food-cost squeezes from surprising factors


NATIONAL REPORT The unlikely combination of Mother Nature and OPEC are triggering changes at the farm level that could cut deeply into restaurant profits near-term and for some time into the future.

Restaurants dependent on produce or from California, scene of a freakish deep freeze last week, are already seeing food costs spike because of the drop in supply. Jamba Juice is raising the price of drinks that

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