Waffle Shortage Puts Kelloggs’ Product in High Demand

By Tyler Sutherland

Eggo WafflesThere’s a crisis happening right now for breakfast lovers everywhere — an international waffle shortage!

Kelloggs is reporting that consumers may not see a full shelf of Eggo brand waffles at their local grocery store until the summer of 2010. The shortage is due to the company having two of its production facilities shut down in the U.S. An Atlanta plant was closed for a period of time in September due to a storm, which caused flooding. Another plant in Tennessee is undergoing repairs and will be out of operation for an undisclosed amount of time. The company still has two other plants that are working to pick up the slack.

One Winnipeg shopper, who sent us the tip for this story, says she picked up 15 boxes of Eggo waffles last weekend. Somebody likes their Eggos — a lot!

Your educational fact for the day: Eggo waffles were first introduced in 1953 by three brothers; Tony, Sam, and Frank Dorsa. (Thanks, Wikipedia)