Barbecue joints cut back on beef

February 19, 2015 8:50 PM

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Cattle prices are higher than they've been in decades thanks to years of drought that withered Texas herds. Now barbecue joints across town say they're struggling to bear the weight of the soaring cost of beef.

"Something's going to have to change here, because it's affecting us," said Adrian Handsborough, owner and founder of Virgies BBQ in northwest Houston. "For the last six months, profit margin on beef 's been next to nothing."

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