Added indigestion, B.C residents may be paying more for eating out at their favourite restaurants.
“Restaurants really do not want to raise prices unless they absolutely have to.”
The president of the B.C Restaurant and Food Services Association Ian Tostenson says however, prices wont rise that much.
He says there are a number of factors at play.
“My prediction though is with the 13 per cent minimum wage increase that’s coming in BC and on the heels of that, there is the medical tax that is going to affect a portion of industry. Its going to be pretty hard for restaurants not to put some prices up. It might go from 10 to 10.40 or, but it will have to go up.”
Tostenson says, there is a much bigger problem, a severe lack of workers.