The Great Eggo Waffle Shortage of 2009
You may have noticed signs like this in your local grocery store, and it's officially time to panic and start hoarding: there's an Eggo waffle shortage. The scarcity is caused by "September’s floods in the southeastern US, which temporarily closed an Atlanta waffle factory, as well as by equipment problems at the company’s largest waffle plant, in Rossville, Tennessee," a spokeswoman told Bloomberg. Kellogg's plays it down, calling it a "temporary supply disruption," but the waffle shortage is expected to run through the middle of next year. First chicken wings and now waffles? Conspiracy!