Pizza Restaurants Coping With Growing Pepperoni Shortage


Closeup of Pepperoni pizza as a background

Closeup of Pepperoni pizza as a background

How could 2020 possibly get worse? We're staring down a pepperoni shortage, that's how!

With pizza sales booming during the pandemic quarantine, demand for pepperoni has nearly doubled - leading to supply issues and rising prices for pizza shops.

While pepperoni supplies haven't been an issue so far for the larger chains, smaller 'mom-and-pop' pizza shops are feeling the hurt with pepperoni costs up roughly 150 percent.