With restaurants adjusting prices in the past year to keep pace with inflation, meaningful price decreases are currently few and far between.
This is why one barbecue chain's move to drop prices stands out in the fast-casual industry.
The reduction will be applied to Mighty Quinn's meat samplers with sides.
The popular 2-meat sampler with brisket, for example, will be lowered to $18 from about $20—and in total, the price reductions will cut inflation-related increases by about half.
Like other chains, Mighty Quinn's had to increase its menu prices in early 2022 in response to the 40-year-high inflation.
But with the costs of meat products beginning to level out, the chain wants to pass the savings on to customers.
The chain, with locations in New York, New Jersey, Maryland, and Florida, is hoping to set itself apart from the fast-casual crowd with the price decreases.
Sometimes during these high inflationary environments, companies use it as a cover to raise prices because everyone else is doing it.
Mighty Quinn's may reduce prices more in the future, but for now, the chain is watching the market and hoping customers are satisfied.