Price of eggs reaches record highs; Piedmont restaurants eating the costs

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HIGH POINT, N.C. – The price of eggs reached record highs this week.

Wholesale consumer eggs are an average of $2.62 a dozen, an increase of 120%.

It's the result of the bird flu outbreak in the Midwest. Nearly 45 million chickens and turkeys have died.

Restaurants in the Piedmont say they've definitely noticed the higher at prices.

Alex Kulwicki is the General Manager at Carolina’s Diner on Eastchester Drive.

"Eggs and chicken are both costing more. You feel the overall effects in your budgeting and your pricing. Whereas [suppliers] can increase their prices for us, we can’t always increase prices for the customers every week."

He said they are mostly eating the cost for now, but hope it doesn't get any worse.