Bird flu leads to egg shortage and spike in prices

Scrambled eggs, fried eggs, you can order almost every type of egg dish at Scramble. Prices are the highest they've ever been, triple what they used to be.

"That price as a restaurateur hurts," said Cameron Froment.

Like most breakfast shops in the valley, Scramble was forced to slightly raise the price egg dishes.

"10-20 cents, nothing dramatic, just to cover the costs of the increase," said Froment.

"They're saying 18 months for it to level out; we're hoping it is going to be sooner than that," he said.

In a week, the restaurant goes through three dozen eggs.

Bakeries and cake shops are also affected by the record high prices of eggs.

"We use eggs in everything, French macaroons are heavy in eggs, all of our cakes, cookies," said Jay Murphy.

Murphy is the owner of the Kak (Cake) shop.

"I probably noticed the increase about two weeks ago," said Murphy.

One of his most popular items, French macaroons, sell out daily, but they use the most eggs," he said.

He isn't having trouble getting eggs, but he is paying 2-3 times more. 

"We're just kind of hanging in there, trying not to pass the cost on," said Murphy.
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