Local restaurants respond to nationwide egg shortage

You may soon be scrambling to find eggs, there's a shortage.

A bird flu outbreak has forced the euthanization of millions of egg-laying hens.

Big chains such as H-E-B and Whataburger are making moves to conserve and so are some favorite mom and pop breakfast spots in town.

According to the USDA, the bird flu has affected more than 30 million chickens.

It's caused an increase in price of eggs and a shortage in availability.

H-E-B is asking customers to limit purchases to three cartons per visit.

A spokesperson says this is to deter commercial users from buying eggs in bulk.

Whataburger has chosen to limit breakfast hours to 5-9 a.m. during the week and from 5-11 a.m. on weekends to conserve.

We spoke with a local chicken farm owner--who has been re-assuring his customers.

"We have had some people call the farm, some of our restaurants, asking just to make sure they're going to be able to get the eggs they always order from us and we assure them that yes, we are. The flock is doing fine and they will have their eggs delivered on time," said Rob Cunningham with Coyote Creek Organic Farm.

FOX 7 also checked with local breakfast spots: Kerbey Lane Vafe reports egg prices have risen by 17-percent, The Omelettry is currently eating the price increase to avoid charging customers more and Torchy's Tacos has begun tightening egg orders.

A spokesperson for Torchy's assures there is adequate inventory at this time and the Torchy's breakfast taco will prevail.

All of that could change though as economists predict the shortage will go on for another year.

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