Whataburger Limits Breakfast-Serving Hours Due to National Egg Shortage
If Taquito time is your favorite time of the day, then run, don't walk, to Whataburger because from now until further notice only the early bird will get the taquito.
A nationwide egg shortage is forcing Whataburger to temporarily limit its breakfast-serving times at all its restaurants, including their El Paso locations. The eatery, which normally serves breakfast from 11 p.m. to 11 a.m., will now only offer breakfast for 4 hours on weekdays and 6 on weekends
Due to a national egg shortage, Whataburger can only serve breakfast while supplies last from 5AM-9AM during the week, 5-11AM on weekends.
— Whataburger® (@Whataburger) May 31, 2015
The move is in response to the so-called bird flu, which has taken a toll on egg-laying chickens across much of the top producing states. Tens of millions of them have been destroyed in an effort to keep the virus from spreading much further.
The company explains on its Facebook page that its primary egg supplier was one of the hardest hit, and because many of its breakfast items, pancakes and cinnamon rolls included, are made with eggs, they are having to limit the hours "in order to supply our 770+ individual locations across 10 states."
On the upside, though, their delicious "waterburgers" are still available 24/7. Let's cross our fingers and hope Mad Cow Disease doesn't' make a comeback and ruin that.