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Amid supply chain woes, food shortages impact bottom line at Haitian restaurants

BROOKLYN — Haitian restaurants are feeling the impact of the worldwide supply chain disruptions in many ways, including rising costs and scarcity of staples, business owners say. A shortage of key seafood items is particularly endemic of the pain points.

Conch and red snapper are particularly hard to find for Robinson Joseph, owner of Kache Restaurant in Flatlands. 

“There’s a shortage, and also the price has increased tremendously,” said Joseph, about the two popular seafoods. “It’s a really high price for it, to keep it on the menu to serve the Haitian community, since they love conch and they love snapper.” 

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