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How restaurants are handling the egg recall

SmartPulse — our weekly reader poll in SmartBrief on Restaurants — tracks feedback from restaurant owners and managers about current trends and issues.

Last week’s poll question: What changes have you made in the wake of the egg recall?

  • My restaurant has changed suppliers — 4.69%
  • We’ve altered or removed some egg menu items — 7.81%
  • Haven’t changed a thing! — 87.5%

Fortunately for the restaurant industry as a whole, many states have not been affected by the egg recall. On the other hand, restaurants that serve many breakfast items had the most to lose.The Denver Post profiled several restaurants whose eggs were either not affected by the recall or who lost a minimal amount of eggs. Many restaurants such as Las Vegas’ Jamms threw out eggs just as a precaution. Similarly, New England local farms and shops were not linked directly to the recall, but that didn’t stop some restaurants from switching suppliers and changing up their menus.

A full list of the affected brands is available here, and the Food and Drug Administration offers more details about the recall here.