Meat Shortage Forces Wendy’s To Stop Serving Burgers at Some Locations
The coronavirus pandemic continues to disrupt the meat supply chain across the country. Earlier this week, Costco announced a limit on the amount of meat each customer could purchase. HyVee instituted a similar policy earlier today. Now, we're learning that Wendy's has pulled their signature item, hamburgers, off of menus at some of their restaurant locations around the country. CNN has a report that says 1 in 5 Wendy's locations has run out of beef.
“It is widely known that beef suppliers across North America are currently facing production challenges,” Wendy’s spokeswoman Heidi Schauer said in a statement to CNBC. “We continue to supply hamburgers to all of our restaurants, with deliveries two or three times a week, which is consistent with normal delivery schedules. However, some of our menu items may be temporarily limited at some restaurants in this current environment.”