Widespread drought in the Canadian Prairies is driving up commodity prices, leaving restaurants to contend with a higher cost of doing business.
“Everything has gone up, especially produce and meat prices,” Thomas Siarkos said.
Siarkos, who has owned Memories Dining and Bar in Regina for 32 years, said the prices of the beef and produce he uses have recently soared by 12 per cent.
Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba have all seen record heat levels and little rain this year. The Grain Growers of Canada is projecting historically low yields across the Prairies amid unprecedented drought conditions.