Restaurants Currently Feeling Long-Term Effects of Labor Shortage: Dickey's Barbecue Pit CEO, Laura Rea Dickey
Published: 11 Jan 2022
Click here to watch Dickey’s Barbecue CEO, Laura Rea Dickey speak on long-term effects of labor shortage and “unprecedentedly high prices in protein across the board”. During this time of increased pricing and a vast labor shortage, Laura Rea Dickey credits the depth of the Dickey’s Barbecue menu for its ability to weather the storm better than competitors. The company’s CEO says that in past, there has been a usual trend of a “reduction of demand and price in Q1” that has not been experienced in 2022 thus far. With many of the Dickey’s Barbecue menu items being affected by supply shortages and price increases, some by 16%, Laura Rea Dickey says a shift toward other menu items has had to occur, despite costs of goods being up all around. Laura Rea Dickey also speaks on the struggle of finding good workers during this labor shortage to serve the patient crowds of loyal customers; however, Dickey’s Barbecue has been heavily recruiting and providing support to locations to continue to serve up Legit. Texas. Barbecue. Watch the entire FOX Business segment here and find a store near you for some delicious barbecue.