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Anxiety Over Beef Shortages Reaches Fever Pitch in Golden Corral Fistfight

When a fistfight broke out at the chain, initial reports attributed it to steak shortages

The anxiety over soaring meat prices and supply chain snarls has reached a fevered pitch, if the recent brawl at all-you-can-eat buffet restaurant Golden Corral is any indicator.

A fistfight broke out at the chain’s Bansalem, Pennsylvania location, and according to initial reports, it all started because of a shortage of steaks at the restaurant. In a sign of the times, a viral three-minute video showed dozens of customers yelling and even throwing chairs as others rush for cover. One person can be heard saying, “All I wanted was some steak.” A spokesman for Golden Corral confirmed to Bloomberg that in fact, the restaurant had plenty of steak on hand.