Meat Shortages Is Starting To Affect Chain Restaurants

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The COVID-19 pandemic is officially starting to negatively impact the meat industry which has led to major impact on fast-food chains and grocery stores. foos can't

Fast-food chains can't serve hamburgers and now stores have to limit the amount of purchases allowed.

Over the last month, dozens of meatpacking plants across the country have shut down because of coronavirus outbreaks, raising concerns about the country’s meat supply.

Customers have been posting to social media, the sold out signs and have felt extremely frustrated.

“It is widely known that beef suppliers across North America are currently facing production challenges,” a Wendy’s spokesman said in a statement on Tuesday. “Some of our menu items may be temporarily limited at some restaurants in this current environment.”

Last week was the fourth week in a row that the number of cattle slaughtered fell below 500,000, down more than 35 percent from average beef production, according to Cassandra Fish, a meat industry analyst.

There's no word when the consumption will go back to normal.

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