A North Carolina small business owner warned the current state of the U. S. economy is "uncharted territory" as inflation and demand drive costs of consumer goods to new levels.
"Fox & Friends Weekend" co-host Rachel Campos-Duffy spoke with diners at Wayside Family Restaurant in Concord, North Carolina, Friday morning about the issues they find most concerning.
David, who owns a small business in the packaging industry, told Campos-Duffy that he’s never seen the economy like this in his 40-year career.
"It’s very hard to get not only labor, but raw materials, at this point," he said.
He explained that he can’t get delivery dates or even issue new purchase orders for the materials his business needs.
The Wayside Family Restaurant owner, Rex, said he’s never experienced difficulty like this due to the economy in his 47-year restaurant career.
"It’s very hard to meet payroll. It’s hard to meet food costs," he said.
His wife and son, Molly and Chris, said ... (Read more)
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