No Frito Pie? Here’s Why All the Corn Chips Are Missing in Temple, Texas
Have you had trouble finding Fritos, or for that matter, any of your favorite snacks, on store shelves lately?
Well, it's not your imagination. It's not the Frito Bandito, either.
Why Fritos Are Missing
In some cases, product disappearances are due to unusual circumstances.
For instance, last summer, a labor strike against Nabisco affected Oreos, Ritz crackers, and several other snacks.
Supply issues aren't a new thing for the maker of Fritos. Last year, Frito-Lay had to hire 15,000 workers to deal with a Flamin' Hot Cheetos shortage.
Where Are The Fritos?
Others claim to have discovered the elusive snack at gas stations in Central Texas.
Ways to Cope With Grocery Shortages
Here're a few ways to help deal with the lack of your favorite foods:
- Search for wholesale sources - Just make sure you have plenty of storage, because you’ll probably have to buy in bulk or purchase bigger sizes.
- Buy online - This can take longer, but you might be able to find a deal.
- Check with independent grocers and convenience stores - They use different distribution systems from the ones traditional grocers use.
- Check the maker’s website - It may let you order directly from the source.
Good luck, and enjoy that Frito pie...or just plain chili!
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