By Laura Pintarelli and Andrew SeidelCNNMoney | November 29, 2019, 6:55:27PMWhy are burgers, pizza and other deli fare still expensive in the United States?
I have to ask.
While the cost of burgers, patties and other fast food items is dropping, it is the price of lobster, crab meat and other seafood that has been rising steadily for years.
While the overall cost of food and beverage products has been falling over the past several years, the price per pound of seafood has increased.
In 2017, for instance, the cost per pound for lobster, for shrimp and fish, was $3.49, up 8.3 percent from 2016.
The cost per lb. of crab meat, meanwhile, rose from $1.84 in 2017 to $3,624 in 2018.
The price per lb of lobster was up 7.9 percent from 2017 to 2018.
In 2018, crab was up 6.9 to $1,890.
The lobster price per kg of fish was up 9.1 percent from 2018 to 2018, while the price for shrimp rose 5.5 percent from $0.75 to $0,84.
The price of shrimp and lobster has risen for more than a decade, rising more than $1 billion per year.
This increase is largely driven by the rapid expansion of the Asian market, particularly China, and is now the world’s largest seafood market.
As the world market for seafood continues to expand, prices have risen in some regions and for fewer items.
For instance, for seafood imported from Japan, the most popular source of food, the average price per kilogram of seafood rose from around $1 per kilo in 2015 to $2.10 in 2018, according to the World Bank.
The trend toward higher prices is a growing concern for food service workers, especially fast food workers.
In 2017, fast food employees at a New York restaurant were paid an average of $3 an hour, or $11.47 an hour more than their counterparts in the private sector.
At McDonald’s restaurants, fast-food workers were paid more than double that.
In many cities, fast meal workers were often paid $20 to $40 an hour for work that is typically done by fast food staff.
The number of fast food restaurants in the U.S. has more than doubled in the past five years.
For example, in 2017, there were just eight restaurants in New York City, compared to over 1,300 in 2014, according a study by the Center for Economic and Policy Research.
That same year, in Los Angeles, there was only one restaurant in the city.
While McDonald’s, Burger King and Wendy’s are the leading fast food companies, many of the other fast-casual restaurants are struggling to compete.
The number of restaurants closed over the last few years has grown, as has the amount of food sold at fast food outlets.
In addition, many restaurants are offering limited-time deals, which include discounts on meal prices and free Wi-Fi.
While it may not seem like it, the fast food industry is actually losing ground in the American market.
In 2016, food services contributed $1 trillion to the U