A cream cheese shortage in New York City is threatening the livelihood of bagel shops, according to The New York Times. A typical shop goes through thousands of pounds of cream cheese every few weeks.
Scott Goldshine, the general manager at Zabar’s, estimated on Friday that he had enough to last 10 days, and is having trouble secured more, according to the report.
“This is bad. This is very bad,” said Pedro Aguilar, a manager at the Pick-a-Bagel chain, which has several Manhattan locations. On Friday afternoon, Aguilar said he had only enough cream cheese to last until Monday.
Supply chain issues have caused the scarcity, and distributors say they don’t anticipate the problem resolving itself soon. Full Story