You’ve probably noticed that there’s a shortage of eggs, and when you can find them, the price for a dozen has skyrocketed. It’s all due to an illness among egg laying hens called avian flu.
Some grocers are limiting customers to two cartons per purchase. In some cases the price for a dozen eggs has jumped from around four dollars to over ten dollars.
Restaurants, who buy eggs in cases of fifteen dozen, are especially hard-hit. Five years ago a case cost about $20. A case now costs over $100. Restaurants typically go through 10 to 12 cases a week.
Jack & Carolyn talked about this on the Morning Breeze. Listen here: