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McDonald's all-day breakfast could drive up egg prices

McDonald's all-day breakfast could drive up egg prices

All those nighttime Egg McMuffins could mean higher egg prices at the grocery store, some market researchers say. Beginning Oct. 6, McDonald’s restaurants across the country — more than 14,000 of them — will begin serving all-day breakfast, a long-awaited move that’s created buzz for the struggling fast-food giant. It’s also leading to worries about the nation’s egg supply, which is already constrained by the devastating avian influenza outbreak earlier this year. The increased demand for eggs from the Golden Arches likely will mean egg prices continue to rise, some experts say. Beyond all-day breakfast, there’s the possibility of ordering an egg...

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