Whataburger adjusts breakfast hours due to national egg shortage

Posted at 12:14 PM, Jun 01, 2015
and last updated 2015-06-01 14:39:35-04

Whataburger is limiting its breakfast hours, citing a national egg shortage.

Beginning Monday, June 1, Whataburger will only serve breakfast from 5 a.m. to 9 a.m. on weekdays, and 5 a.m. to 11 a.m. on weekends. Whataburger says they are working to get more eggs from suppliers, which have been affected by the recent Avian flu.

Whataburger decided to limit their breakfast times instead of stop serving breakfast altogether. They hope to be back to normal breakfast operations soon.

Click here to see the full announcement from Whataburger.

(AP) - Whataburger says it is limiting its breakfast-serving hours, citing egg shortages due to the Midwest bird flu crisis.

The fast-food chain will serve breakfast 5 a.m. to 9 a.m. weekdays, and 5 a.m. to 11 a.m. on weekends. It previously was available 12 hours a day. Whataburger says in a statement it'll let restaurants concentrate their supplies during peak breakfast hours.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture says confirmed outbreaks in the Midwest have cost chicken and turkey producers over 44 million birds. Egg prices have soared.

Major chains such as Taco Bell, Dunkin' Donuts and IHOP say they're monitoring the situation but haven't yet been affected.

Bob Krouse, CEO of Midwest Poultry Services, said if a company's supplier is affected by bird flu, it might have trouble finding another one.