Remember when the pandemic first started and you would go into the store and there wouldn't be any toilet paper because people were hoarding it, well... not it might be time to start hoarding ketchup.
Apparently, we are looking at a nationwide ketchup shortage because of the pandemic, according to The Wall Street Journal. The reason for the shortage is that so many restaurants are now doing more to-go orders, they're going through a ton of packets, and prices are up 13% in 14 months. We're also buying more bottles of ketchup at home than ever. In 2020, there were more than $1 billion in ketchup sales in the U.S, that's 15% higher than 2019.