Restaurant owner set to close on Valentines Day after 11 years in business
Mark Zommer, owner of Zingarella in Connecticut, says his costs have at least doubled due to inflation and rising fuel costs. He says it’s ‘too difficult to keep going.’
A family-owned small business in Southington, Connecticut, is closing its doors due to today's rising inflation and labor costs.
Zingarella opened on Thanksgiving in 2011. It was a family-oriented Italian restaurant that opened to serve patrons in the community.
With the high cost of fuel dramatically affecting the business, Zingarella now has made the decision to close its doors on Valentine’s Day 2023.
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Owner Mark Zommer joined "Fox & Friends" on Thursday morning to discuss how the business got to this point — and the tough decision to close for good.
Zommer said the cost of fuel to get the products they need has doubled, if not tripled, since they opened in 2011 — causing him to increase menu prices in turn.