North Carolina business owners alarmed about inflation: This is 'uncharted territory'

“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.

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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 they believe the labor shortage is the greatest factor contributing to the struggle in operating their family business.

“No one is applying,” Molly told Campos-Duffy. 

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Chris said it’s an issue that needs to be addressed at the federal level. 

“It’s something that our current administration is not handling at all,” he said.

SAN RAFAEL, CALIFORNIA - MAY 20: Gas prices over $  6.00 per gallon are displayed at a Chevron gas station on May 20, 2022 in San Rafael, California. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

SAN RAFAEL, CALIFORNIA – MAY 20: Gas prices over $ 6.00 per gallon are displayed at a Chevron gas station on May 20, 2022 in San Rafael, California. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

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