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Too many orders of pizzas? Pandemic causes pepperoni shortage

Small pizzerias are already suffering from a shortage of this product.

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In recent months, due to the coronavirus pandemic, there have been shortages in several products throughout the country, and this time it was the turn of one of the most beloved ingredients of the diners: pepperoni.

And it is that this product is increasingly difficult to buy. The reasons for this are various. On the one hand, because there are more people working from home, more and more pizzas are being ordered. Additionally, wholesale prices are increasing and the workforce of companies that make pepperoni has also declined, according to The Takeout.

Also, the product is increasing in value, which could hurt smaller pizzeriasSince large chains like Domino’s, Papa John’s, Pizza Hut, and Little Caesars buy in such large quantities that their prices are pre-negotiated through long-term contracts.

It is not yet known if this pepperoni shortage will affect the one sold in grocery stores, but smaller pizzerias. prices are already increasing or they are simply not serving dishes with this ingredient so as not to affect the price of the pizzas.

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