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Trump’s Mexican tariffs would send restaurant food costs soaring, experts warn

The Specialty Food Association says the impact would wallop operators within a month.

Operations

How Trump’s trade war with China could sting restaurants

Operators are keeping an eye on food costs and the possible effects on consumer spending.

Prices have spiked following President Trump’s threat to close the Mexican border, says RB’s The Bottom Line. That’s bad news for Chipotle and others.

The price of wings is down 32% over the past year as consumers shift toward boneless chicken, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

Tossing out food not only is bad for the planet, it’s also bad for business.

Chain restaurants are praising a plan to help food distributors and other supply haulers keep a rein on their transportation costs.

Chains built around chicken wings are rejiggering menus to keep costs in check.

Wings are the wild card amid improving prices.

Attendees of the Global Restaurant Leadership Conference learned how the global market varies from region to region, but in other respects is a small world. Here are some of the overseas trends that might sound familiar to U.S. operators, though sometimes with a twist.

Upscale concept The Nomad adapts its popular chicken entree for fast casual.

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