BRENTWOOD, Pa. — A western Pennsylvania restaurant is passing along a price hike to its customers due to the meat shortage caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, and customers said they don’t mind and completely understand.
But now at the walk-up window, they are greeted with a sign warning them of a temporary price increase of about 50% on all pork and beef.
“Meat’s doubled in price, so we could have doubled our prices or taken the items off the menu. So we sort of went in the middle and kept everything on the menu,” owner Steven Klingslend said.
Klingslend said he's been very transparent about letting customers know in advance of the price change.
But despite the markup, he told WPXI-TV business has continued to increase. Customers said they understand small businesses are hurting at this time and want to be supportive.
The owner just hopes the meat shortage is not long term.
Klingslend told WPXI-TV there are other options on the menu that he still kept the same price, such as chicken sandwiches.
© 2021 Cox Media Group