"I wanted to offer a place that had that down-home cooking but that could be served up real fast," said Tina Walker, owner of Walker's Crossing.
Tina is all about quality at her restaurant. But with the price of gas up, so is the cost of food.
"Everything went up. The price of chicken, the price of the fruit, the price of vegetables," she explained.
We're heard it before, gas prices going up means transportation prices go up. But it's not only the cost of transporting the food that's making your grocery list a little bit pricier.
"Fuel prices not only translate into the fuel that the producer burns, but it also goes into the process of the making of fertilizer. And most of our farmers now use fertilizer, so fertilizer is more expensive than it used to be," explained Tim Hall, county executive director of the Taylor County Farm Service Agency.
But Tina has a secret. And it's because of that she's able to keep the kitchen fully stocked without making the customers pay anything more.
"I shop multiple stores to see which one's offering the best deal," she said.
Tina stopped using her supplier when she realized shopping locally was cheaper. She uses coupons and flyers to make sure she's always getting what she wants, without hurting anyone's wallet.
And why does Tina work so hard to keep her menu prices down?
"There's always going to be a strain in one area or another," she said. "And we want to be able to for a customer to come in and get the exact same product that they're accustomed and have come to love without changing the prices."
But Tina says she and her co-worker's see it as an adventure, and are staying hopeful.