Wholesale egg prices are up 40 percent because of the current recall. Pork bellies—that’s where bacon comes from—just hit an all-time high of $1.42 a pound. The price of raw coffee beans now sits at a 13-year peak. Breakfast, the fastest-growing part of the foodservice business, once provided full-service operators with their best margins. Now what? Weak economies like the one we’re in now normally put a damper on food price increases. But that’s not what’s happening to three of the most ...
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