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“You’ve got this cut that is so popular now that used to be a cheap cut and it’s skyrocketed,” Savell said.

It’s not just beef that’s being affected, either. Most meats, such as pork, turkey, chicken, and exotic meats such as goat, have seen prices increase, too. Wootan noted how supply and demand imbalances also have caused other restaurant goods to become more expensive, too, including paper, cups and foil. He added how increased fuel prices and trucking shortages can make delivery fees higher. Fortunately for Cooper’s, Wootan said the restaurant has maintained to steadily grow business.

“It hasn’t helped us, obviously, but I don’t think it’s really hurt us too bad because if you go order fajitas at a Mexican restaurant, they’re going to be expensive,” Wootan said. “The whole consumer world is fighting inflation. We’re all fighting inflation, so I think most people understand.”

At A&M’s Rosenthal Meat Center, manager Ray…

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