The effects of the drought have finally started to hit food prices and that’s causing both producers and consumers to make changes.

As people sit down to enjoy a nice meal at Exile Brewing Company, little do they know, the price of the food they’re eating is on the rise.

Chef Gabe Ayers says the biggest increase can be seen in beef prices.

“The biggest thing we`re seeing an increase on is our ground chunk that we use for our burgers, and it`s went up probably a good fifty-cents or so compared to a month ago,” says Chef Ayers.

Chef Ayers says the increase hasn’t forced the restaurant to up its prices but if things don’t change he may have to re-adjust the menu, rather than charge customers more.

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