I have noticed that the cost of living in New York City has increased, especially for food. I used to spend about $6-$8 for lunch and now I spend at least $10 for lunch. The dinner plate prices on restaurant menu has gone up as well.
Two days ago, I ordered food from a Korean restaurant for a bunch of friends and when they delivered I saw the bill was different from what I calculated from the menu. Each plate has gone up two dollars. Yesterday, I ordered from a Buffalo Burger from an American Restaurant and the price was increased from the price they had on the menu posted on the wall. The Burger has gone up two dollars.
I eat out very often. I can see my expenses from eating out has gone up before, particularly due to the higher prices on the tab. Could this be the result of inflation in the US economy? Have you also notice the increase in food prices?