Maritime chicken suppliers are warning people the price of poultry is on the rise, in part, because of the dry weather this summer.
The dry summer killed much of this year's corn crop, sending the price of animal feed soaring. That means less feed for chicken farmers, and fewer chickens for the table.
Colin MacDonald, president of the long-running restaurant, The Chickenburger, said the rise in the price of feed for their key ingredient is worrisome.
"You know the cost of feed, freight prices, shipping costs and things like that," he said, "So we're seeing a lot of upward pressure on our prices."
"It's very difficult to pass on to the consumer, especially today where the consumer faces a lot of challenges from a lot of different directions right," said Tzansteas. "So restaurants are very wary of that and we try to kind of keep the prices affordable."
But while Tzansteas is willing to take the hit for now, he knows the menu prices will likely need to change if this trend continues.