Do you live in another country or are you just willfully ignoring the Fed printing money like there is no tomorrow? Maybe you don't do the grocery shopping for your house? Cost cutting can only take this restaurant so far and eventually these soaring food costs (look at the bankruptcies in the grocers sector for evidence) will squeeze out even the most efficient companies. Really, take off the rose colored glasses and run for the hills. The economy is fake, the employment stats are absurdly fraudulent. whatever you do, don't pump these restaurant companies, they will be the first to feel the pounding of the ballooning inflation caused by the Fed printing money in an attempt to bail out the US gov and it's big bankerster masters. See you on the other side of the coming revolution.
Back then we recalled the experience of one Walmart shopper who shared the following story: "I noted with interest that the Wal-Mart I shop at had cleared the shelves of "Great Value" brand coffee in 39 oz cans for about 2 weeks. Today the new can appeared, with the following differences: 1.) Can is now 33.9 oz, down from 39 oz. Also conspicuously missing is the conversion of 2lb, 7oz therefore no comparison in pounds is easily made. 2.) Price for this smaller can is up from $9.88 to $10.48, by my rustic math an approximate 20% increase! 3.) Contents of can are no longer 'Premium Columbian' Decaffeinated. Now labeled '100% Classic Decaf'." Indeed, for people attuned to change in prices much more than to changes in amounts, this is the best, if most despicable, way to mask what is rapidly becoming an accelerating inflation problem (and with food prices now officially at their highest levels ever merely compounding the problem). Today, with the traditional two month delay, the mainstream media finally draws attention to this increasingly more troubling development. http://www.zerohedge.com/article/big-media-finally-case-amazing-value-deflation-inflation