Atlanta barkeep Brian Maloof added up the toll as he took food deliveries one recent morning outside his landmark tavern, Manuel’s.
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Small businesses, it’s hoped, will generate jobs to help fuel the nation’s economic rebound. But owners find their bottom lines buffeted by issues beyond their reach, from rising prices for supplies to government policies. Today the AJC tells the story of one restaurant-bar owner who took the unusual step of detailing to customers how distant moves prompted him to hike menu prices.