New York restaurants have been on a fast-track to take the spotlight in recent years thanks to a spate of new locations.
But the trend has led to some issues for the city’s dining scene, and a new poll suggests a lot of them.
The latest results from the citywide survey reveal that restaurants are struggling to keep up with the demand and are often looking to get creative to keep prices down.
The results of the survey were released Thursday and show that just 3 percent of respondents think New York is on track to surpass the number of Big Macs it had in 2017.
That’s a drop of nearly a quarter from last year’s numbers.
In addition, almost half of respondents say the average price for a Big Mac has risen by more than 10 percent in the last year.
That is a big increase from a previous survey, conducted in June of this year.
The survey also found that the average cost of a Big Momma Big Mac was up 14 percent last year to $5.36, and an average cost for a Mommie Momman Big Mac increased 15 percent last month to $7.11.
New York’s dining industry has been in the spotlight recently for its response to the Harvey Weinstein scandal, as well as its efforts to improve safety for its employees and customers.
A number of restaurants have had to shut down in recent months.
Last month, a new restaurant in the neighborhood of Greenwich Village closed after more than 50 employees walked out after just one day.
The New York Times also reported that the restaurant industry is facing increasing challenges due to the recent surge in popularity of the Big Mac.
In a separate report published Thursday, the paper reported that sales of Big Moms in the city have been falling since 2016.
The report added that a number of restaurant chains, such as Subway, have been selling out of the popular hot dog.