Chon Thai Food in Chandler Forced to Raise Prices Due to Staff and Supply Chain Shortages



A Chandler The restaurant is under fire from customers who complain that their prices have become too high, but the owner says that’s not the only problem she faces.

Mesaya Rowden is the owner and manager of Thai food Chon and says customers give negative feedback on the cost of their meals, but was forced to raise prices due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Prices were increased for the first time in four years.

“This is the first time that the price of eggs has exceeded that of shrimp. A case of chicken cost between $ 40 and $ 60 – now $ 120 a case,” she explained.

Not only have prices gone up, but she is struggling to keep items in stock due to supply chain issues.

“We’re running out of chicken, we’re running out of eggs, we’re running out of styrofoam,” Rowden said.

Rowden is also short of staff.

“Moms and pop businesses like ours are struggling to keep the door open, it’s been tough,” she said.

In the midst of this difficult year, she wants customers to remember that a kind word, or even a smile, does a lot of good.

“People have been so impatient and they have been so rude, so mean to the staff. We are doing our best. We are understaffed,” Rowden said. “We do everything in our power to make sure everyone is happy, but when you get all of these complaints and nastiness, it wears us out a bit too.”

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