As the New York Times reported last week, the city’s bagel shops are under the threat of a cream cheese shortage. In response to the deficit, bagelries across the city are able to buy fewer tubs of cream cheese from their distributors at higher prices than ever, all while some customers, fearful of running out, are preemptively ordering more bulk cream cheese orders. Affected owners are frantic to find new methods of acquiring the goods; forcing them, in some cases, to get creative with their menu strategies. Many spots have been left wondering how long this shortage will last and whether they’ll soon have to raise their prices.
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