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McDonald's All-Day Breakfast Might Make America's Egg Shortage Worse

  • U.S. restaurants, food companies may have to find new vendors
  • Egg prices already spiked to record $2.57 a dozen this summer
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McDonald's to Sell Breakfast All Day

McDonald’s Corp.’s plan to sell breakfast sandwiches throughout the day has delighted many customers, but the move risks exacerbating egg-supply woes in the U.S.

Restaurants and other food companies have already been struggling to get enough eggs following the worst outbreak of bird flu in U.S. history. With the world’s largest fast-food chain shifting to all-day breakfast next month, the strain is only going to increase, said Darren Tristano, an executive vice president at research firm Technomic. That could mean higher prices for consumers, as well as chains having to get more creative with where they get their eggs.