Pepperoni Shortage Impacts Pie Prices

Pizza prices may soon rise thanks to a national pepperoni shortage, sparked in part by the COVID-19 pandemic. KBJR's Emma Quinn reports.

(KBJR/NBC News)  — The latest shortage to hit during the pandemic could impact your favorite pizza.

Many meat production facilities have cut back staff to help with social distancing and costs and that’s impact pepperoni production.

The shortage is causing pizza shops like Vitta Pizza in Duluth, Minnesota to look elsewhere for the product.

“We normally order it through the same vendor every time. And we can’t get it through that vendor so we’ve been having to do substitute pepperoni through different vendors,” says assistant manager Emily Rae.

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