WASHINGTON Warning that wholesale food prices are on track to beat last year’s record as the sharpest increase in 27 years, the National Restaurant Association asked each member of Congress on Wednesday to address the underlying factor of soaring energy prices. In a letter to every U.S. senator and representative, the NRA explained that “the alarming and dramatic rise” in energy costs has actually been a triple whammy for the industry. While profits were crunched by an 8.2-percent ...
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