A Massive Avocado Shortage Is Hitting Restaurants Hard This Season
If you tried to order avocado toast for brunch last weekend and were dismayed once you saw the price, you’re not alone. As reported by USA Today, according to David Magaña, vice president and senior analyst at Rabobank in California, the price of avocados has been skyrocketing recently. In the first week of July, the wholesale price of a 25-pound box of Mexican avocados was $84.25; last year, the same box would have cost $37 — a pretty steep climb. And while millennials are certainly willing to pay exorbitant prices for their side of guac, it’s getting a little out of hand.