I have a confession to make---I love dining out!   Some of my favorite places here in town are the Cracker Barrel, The Texas Roadhouse, and El Paradiso.   When I go to these places I know what is going to be served and get good service and a good value for what I pay.  But it looks like it may cost us a bit more this year. 


A new survey has been released and it looks like 92 percent of restaurant chains plan to raise menu prices in 2014. The price hikes--not outrageous to me---are expected to be only an average of a little less than 2 percent.  Why you ask?  Higher food costs, labor costs, and health care costs that restaurant owners are dealing with. (NRN.com)