What a difference a year makes. Twelve month ago, few restaurant operators paid much attention to the wholesale price of eggs. They’re watching that number more closely now, thanks to the results of an avian influenza (AI) outbreak at the producer level that has shrunk egg supplies and caused prices to soar. They’re still going up; June 2015 saw the highest one-month increase in egg prices since 1973.
We’ve got some bad news for operators who were hoping the worst was over. It’