Restaurants have been busy packing up to-go orders for customers in the last year due to coronavirus dining restrictions. Now, the companies which produce those conveniently packed condiments found in your bag are feeling the crunch.
Heinz Ketchup is trying to keep up with the demand as restaurants across the country report a shortage in ketchup packets, according to The Wall Street Journal.
The company has opened new manufacturing lines that will begin to increase production by another 25% this month. This would bring the number of ketchup packets produced per year to 12 billion.
Ketchup is just one of the items on a long list of food products that have faced supply issues. Among the shortages: aluminum cans, flour and pepperoni.