Restaurants like Pinky’s Westside Grill raising prices due to menu item shortage

CHARLOTTE — In the restaurant industry, the hits just seem to keep coming.

After weathering the shutdown and dining restrictions, a constant shortage of menu items and now a shortage of liquor are driving up the costs of meals.

Restaurants such as Pinky’s Westside Grill are in a dilemma because they say they have to raise prices.

“We just can’t make any money ... and it’s like, ‘Oh crap. Whatcha gonna do?’” owner Greg Auten said.

>> In the video at the top of the page, Channel 9′s Genevieve Curtis spoke to Auten about how this hurdle is impacting his business and others across the country.

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