Pepperoni Shortage Has Caused A Number Of Restaurants To Raise The Price Of Pizza

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There have been a number of shortages due to the coronavirus; from necessities like toilet paper and hand sanitizer, to less used items like pennies. Now, there is yet another item disappearing from shelves, and this one will affect most pizza lovers. According to reports, there is currently a pepperoni shortage, and it is causing a number of small pizza restaurants across the country to adjust prices.

While some pizza lovers insist on their pie being served with cheese only, pepperoni is arguably the most popular pizza topping for most. However, due to the coronavirus many suppliers have been forced to charge more for the topping, and some pizza shops have been forced to cut their supply as well. “It’s an American right to have pepperoni on pizza. Pepperoni is such a huge part of pizza it’s important to us that we keep it accessible,” said Matthew Hyland, the owner of a New York City pizza restaurant, Emily.

Emily, like many other restaurants around the country, has been forced to raise the price of pepperoni pizza on their menu. While many customers have been upset over the pepperoni shortage, most are hoping like other items the shortage will end soon. For now, they’ll just have to find another topping to love.

Via Fox News