Wetherspoon apologizes after Moon in the Square runs out of eggs

PUB chain JD Wetherspoon has apologized for “temporary problems” after a nationwide shortage left some diners without eggs.

The Moon in the Square in Bournemouth was among the Wetherspoon venues serving breakfast substitutes on Tuesday November 22 as supplies were disrupted.

Customer David Graham said the pub ran out of eggs yesterday morning and staff said there had been a ‘delivery problem for days’.

A spokesperson for JD Wetherspoon said: ‘We can confirm that there are temporary egg supply issues at some Wetherspoon pubs, due to the current national egg shortage.

“We are having problems getting all the supplies we need to meet demand in every pub.

“This is not specific to Wetherspoon and other hotel and supermarket operators face similar issues.

“In affected pubs, customers are offered alternative items, for example hash browns, sausages or onion rings where eggs are not available.

“We apologize to customers for any inconvenience.”

The worst wave of bird flu ever, coupled with rising costs, has led to egg supply problems.

On Tuesday, Tesco followed Asda and Lidl in limiting the number of egg cartons customers can buy.

He said the limit would be three boxes per customer as a precaution.

The National Farmers Union has called for an urgent investigation into the supply disruption.

Its president, Minette Batters, said: “The poultry sector is facing a wide range of issues, particularly within the egg supply chain, which have accumulated over months and which we have been warning about since some time. Energy price inflation and supply chain disruption have exacerbated the worst bird flu outbreak to date. However, these pressures alone cannot explain the empty shelves.

She said the NFU raised concerns about “supply chain functionality” several months ago with the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra).

“The NFU raised concerns about supply chain functionality with Defra several months ago in the hope of avoiding the situation we are currently experiencing, with some retailers having to limit UK consumers’ access to eggs,” she said.

Defra said it was working with industry to monitor the egg market, but “we do not expect any significant impact on overall supply”.

Comments are closed.