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Price hikes coming for Chipotle, Dunkin' Donuts and The Cheesecake Factory
CNN ^ | Jul 21, 2014 | Amie Winters

Posted on 07/22/2014 8:54:45 AM PDT by george76

Edited on 07/22/2014 8:55:48 AM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

Fast food fans, we've got some bad news. Wholesale prices on a bunch of your favorite food products have seen sharp increases this year. Among those, beef and avocados are through the roof, hitting burrito-makers doubly hard.

Because of huge price increases for beef and avocados, Chipotle is raising menu prices for the first time in three years. It's a reality that a lot of restaurants are facing due to rising food prices.


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TOPICS: Business/Economy; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: energy; food; pricehikes; priceincreases; prices; raising; raisingprices; wholesaleprices

1 posted on 07/22/2014 8:54:45 AM PDT by george76
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To: george76

Inflation?

How could this happen? /S


2 posted on 07/22/2014 8:55:31 AM PDT by mylife
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To: george76

We can all thank the Pres, Harry, and SanFranNan.


3 posted on 07/22/2014 8:56:53 AM PDT by rod1 (CTLY)
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To: mylife

Food prices don’t count as inflation. They’re considered too volatile, and aren’t part of the calcs.


4 posted on 07/22/2014 8:57:19 AM PDT by tanknetter
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To: george76

The good news is if you have been investing in this sham stockmarket you may not fell the pinch so fast, but stand by because you are going to get such a pinch!


5 posted on 07/22/2014 8:58:29 AM PDT by mylife
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To: tanknetter

Energy does not count either.

Figure lie and liars figure.


6 posted on 07/22/2014 8:59:55 AM PDT by mylife
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To: george76

It has already happened.

Paid almost $8 for a steak bowl last night.


7 posted on 07/22/2014 9:01:46 AM PDT by Reddy (B.O. stinks)
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To: george76

When you artificially inject money into the system by borrowing massive amounts of money to fund utopian federal projects prices will rise...


8 posted on 07/22/2014 9:04:08 AM PDT by thejokker
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To: Reddy

Friggin hamburger is $5 to $6 an lb here!


9 posted on 07/22/2014 9:05:01 AM PDT by mylife
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To: george76

NOOOOOOOOOOOOO>................NOT DUNKIN' DONUTS!

10 posted on 07/22/2014 9:05:32 AM PDT by Red Badger (If you compromise with evil, you just get more evil..........................)
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To: george76

Most of their ingredients are imported. The exchange rate of the dollar is dropping through the floor. That drives the price up, because your dollar buys less on the world market. This applies to all commodities bought and sold in $US. At the rate that we are inflating at, expect your local dollar store to become the $5 or $10 store in the near future. The squeeze is on.


11 posted on 07/22/2014 9:05:43 AM PDT by factoryrat (We are the producers, the creators. Grow it, mine it, build it.)
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To: mylife

Probably because of climate change.....


12 posted on 07/22/2014 9:07:00 AM PDT by uncitizen (Buckle up! We're on the Facism Fast Track!)
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To: george76

Not surprised about Dunkin Donuts, been going the way of Starbucks as of late.


13 posted on 07/22/2014 9:07:00 AM PDT by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: factoryrat

Print more money!


14 posted on 07/22/2014 9:07:35 AM PDT by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: george76

So overpriced places will become even more overpriced.... nothing new here.

As to the CheeseCake Factory in particular, you know you got balls when you not only grotesquely overcharge your customers for your food, but then force them to be bombarded with advertisements in your menu for other products and services...

The fact this company is in business at all proves to me just how completely moronic the average person is.


15 posted on 07/22/2014 9:08:39 AM PDT by HamiltonJay
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To: uncitizen

Im sure a panel will be assembled to prove the theory.


16 posted on 07/22/2014 9:11:28 AM PDT by mylife
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To: george76

Stop issuing EBT cards, and the price of food will fall back to 2008 levels.


17 posted on 07/22/2014 9:15:52 AM PDT by Hoodat (Article 4, Section 4)
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To: george76

If you remove food, fuel, energy, gasoline, diesel, commodities, clothing, taxes, health care, professional services, utilities, taxes, fees, and travel there is no inflation. Anyone who says otherwise hates women and children and is a racist.


18 posted on 07/22/2014 9:16:01 AM PDT by Organic Panic
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To: george76

Another problem easily solved by the amnesty of 20 million “undocumented” Americans.


19 posted on 07/22/2014 9:16:45 AM PDT by BlueStateRightist (Government is best which governs least.)
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To: george76

Never mind the menu price increases.

Are they paying all their employees at least $15.00 an hour? Will full benefits?

That’s the important thing here.

/sarc


20 posted on 07/22/2014 9:17:31 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: Red Badger
Buy a bunch of it when it's BOGO at your local supermarket. Better than Dunkin coffee IMO:


21 posted on 07/22/2014 9:35:39 AM PDT by FlJoePa
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To: mylife

So when do we short bigtime and buy puts?
I want to be the next John Paulson.....


22 posted on 07/22/2014 9:38:23 AM PDT by nascarnation (Toxic Baraq Syndrome: hopefully infecting a Dem candidate near you)
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To: HamiltonJay

Cheesecake Factory: ever notice the similarity to the domes on Mosques and CF?????


23 posted on 07/22/2014 9:46:41 AM PDT by zerosix (Native Sunflower)
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To: george76

Welcome to Obama’s America...His inflation makes the 70s inflation seem like DEFLATION!!!


24 posted on 07/22/2014 9:47:54 AM PDT by ExCTCitizen (I'm ExCTCitizen and I approve this reply. If it does offend Libs, I'm NOT sorry...)
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To: george76

Can’t say I’ve ever set foot in those places but have cried over the price of a simple tube of 70% ground beef at the grocery store.


25 posted on 07/22/2014 9:48:43 AM PDT by bgill
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To: FlJoePa

Green Mountain Coffee, thanks... or a cup from Wawa.


26 posted on 07/22/2014 9:50:24 AM PDT by ExCTCitizen (I'm ExCTCitizen and I approve this reply. If it does offend Libs, I'm NOT sorry...)
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To: george76

...and gasoline is around $4/gallon around here (Portland, OR).

And also, I buy cucumbers and I would think this is when they should be in abundant supply and low priced but that ain’t happening.


27 posted on 07/22/2014 10:02:33 AM PDT by bluedogpdx
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To: george76

Prices at the anti-gun Chipotle restaurant won’t be going up for me.


28 posted on 07/22/2014 10:06:17 AM PDT by moovova
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To: george76

I guess that means the big 40 ounce bag of Dunkin’ coffee we buy at Sam’s Club is going up.

So be it. I need my Dunkin.’


29 posted on 07/22/2014 10:46:00 AM PDT by CatherineofAragon ((Support Christian white males---the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization).)
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To: mylife

This is inflation that will matter. It will affect those who eat at places such as Chipolte, Starbucks and Panera every day.


30 posted on 07/22/2014 10:48:07 AM PDT by grania
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To: tanknetter
LOL. Yes, inflation stats were first manipulated by LBJ to improve the GDP numbers. They were again “massaged” during the Clinton Administration, and again I believe by Bush.

People will naturally stop eating avocados and start chewing on their iphones.

31 posted on 07/22/2014 11:26:02 AM PDT by Sam Gamgee (May God have mercy upon my enemies, because I won't. - Patton)
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To: george76

Not one of those establishments are within 200 miles of here. I can’t relate. /s


32 posted on 07/22/2014 11:26:18 AM PDT by BigIsleGal (Wake Me Up When the Stupid Wears Off)
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To: george76

Not one of those establishments are within 200 miles of here. I can’t relate. /s


33 posted on 07/22/2014 11:26:38 AM PDT by BigIsleGal (Wake Me Up When the Stupid Wears Off)
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