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Canada's Restaurants Are Getting Costlier & Prices Are Expected 'To Go Up Significantly'

It's not just groceries that are getting more expensive, an expert revealed.

Food Prices In Canada Set To 'Go Up Significantly' At Restaurants, Expert Says

With food prices in Canada on the rise, an expert revealed that you should also expect to be paying way more at restaurants soon.

Sylvain Charlebois, a professor and director of the Agri-Food Analytics Lab at Dalhousie University, told Narcity that the country is experiencing "the highest hike" in the year-to-year prices of food right now when it comes to actual dollar amounts.

For restaurants and other food service establishments, prices have gone up more than 3% this year and Charlebois said he's expecting "menu prices to go up significantly over the next little while."

Not only is it getting more costly to eat at restaurants but it's also getting more expensive to buy food at the grocery store. Fresh and frozen meat prices have gone up along with edible fats and oils, butter and eggs.

"The difference between 2021 and other years is that in 2021 we actually had two wild cards: climate change and COVID," Charlebois said.

According to Canada's Food Price Report 2021 released by Charlebois' lab in December 2020, it was forecasted that there would be a general inflation rate of 5% this year, which would cause the average family of four to pay $700 more for the same amount of food they bought last year.

He told Narcity that the lab is "comfortable" with that forecast so far in 2021.

It could be a pricy Thanksgiving dinner this year because a few key ingredients are way more expensive than they were in 2020.

According to data from Statistics Canada, some grocery store staples cost more on average than they did last year, and it could drive up your grocery bill for the big weekend.

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Higher Food Prices In Canada Are Making Groceries More Expensive & Bacon Is So Pricey

Experts have said that the food inflation rate in Canada is close to 5%.

If you've been to the grocery store lately and noticed higher food prices, you're not the only one; data from the government and experts show that it's getting more expensive to shop.

Statistics Canada has released data for August 2021 about the monthly average retail prices for food and the percentage change of prices as well and it shows plenty of household staples are getting pricier.

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Higher Food Prices Mean Many Canadians Are Switching Up The Way They Shop, Survey Says

One product in particular is getting left on the shelf more often, according to respondents!

A new survey by food price experts in Canada has revealed that many Canadians are changing the way they shop due to higher food prices.

The survey, conducted by Dalhousie University's Agri-Food Analytics Lab and Caddle, says that 86% of surveyed Canadians believe food prices are higher now than they were six months ago and that many respondents are using weekly flyers and coupons more often and changing what they buy to help make up the difference.

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An Oakville Resto Posted A Notice Saying It Welcomes Diners Who Aren't Vaccinated

Businesses that don't comply with Ontario's proof of vaccination policy risk facing a hefty fine.

Italian restaurant Zucchinis Cucina in Oakville says they will be allowing unvaccinated patrons to dine with them despite the new vaccine certificate program in Ontario.

The restaurant took to Instagram on Thursday, September 23, and posted a picture of a sign announcing that they do not discriminate "against any customer based on sex, gender, race, creed, age, vaccinated or unvaccinated."

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