I went out to dinner tonight. At the bar, they were out of Budweiser and a few other beers. I asked the bartender if they were having supply problems. He said they were.
It could be a sign that the restaurant was poorly managed, or it could be a sign of the financial distress the economy is under. Many companies use short term loans to finance their payrolls. With the credit crunch, this restaurant might have been short on supplies because their suppliers are trying to avoid the high interest rates by financing their operations through delaying the delivery of prepaid items.