First, it was toilet paper and hand sanitizer; now, it's soda and pepperoni. We have reported how the pandemic has affected certain sodas such as Cherry Coke, Dr. Pepper and other flavored sodas. That shortage has some people scrambling to find their favorite. Now, we are hearing about a nationwide shortage of pepperoni due to the coronavirus pandemic, via CBS Boston (See the video below.) and Fox News.

CBS Boston says the price of pepperoni has "shot up 50% this summer." Analysts reportedly say production of the popular pizza topping is very "labor-intensive," and there have not been enough workers at meat plants to make it.

Fox News reports the "demand for pizza has risen" since more people have been at home during the pandemic.

So, the answer to the question of whether or not the shortage will affect New England pizza places is yes.

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