Rising Cost of Eggs

By: Ashley Davidson
By: Ashley Davidson

Hard-boiled, scrambled, fried, no matter how you like yours, the price of eggs is rising.

Tim Edge, Murray's Restaurant, "Right now, the eggs are a little over sixteen dollars a case- for 15 dozen. And that's like three times what it was a year ago."

And for a restaurant like Murray's they go through a lot of eggs.

"We use three eggs per omelette and usually we do about 30 to 40 omelettes a day on a regular day. On Sunday, aw man, on a Sunday it's hard to keep track."

Tim Edge says that a national hike in the price of eggs has restaurants scrambling to break even.

"We can't raise the prices or we'll lose cutomers. But people aren't stopping eating eggs."

And customers are paying more at the grocery store too.

Dustin McClure, shopper, "I know for myself, I have two children and we go through a lot of eggs in my house. And that's going to raise my budget up. And with the tight economy we have now, yeah, it's going to take its toll."

Higher prices can be attributed to newer more humane chicken coops and many hens died due to an outbreak of diseases on the west coast.

Fore some shoppers they just have to roll with the punches.

Sharon McKinney, shopper, "We pay the price of gas because we have to. We pay the price of eggs because we have to, so people will still buy it. They might grumble a lot, but they'll buy it."

And as you sip your eggnog this holiday season keep in mind the price is the highest its been in 20 years.


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