Forget Toilet Paper—the Really Distressing Shortage Is Frozen Pizza

As home snacking peaks, brands are barely keeping the freezer case full

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If you were to take a spin down Argonne Drive in Woodridge, Ill., just south of the I-55 interchange, you’d pass the plant belonging to Home Run Inn Pizza. And if you were to take that drive one night this week, you might notice something unusual about the place. While most every business in this suburb 30 miles southwest of Chicago has been shut down by the coronavirus, Home Run Inn’s pizza plant is in overdrive, its lights burning well past sundown.

The 60,000-square-foot factory (which not only runs two high-speed pizza lines but does all its own cheese, meat and sauce production as well) has been cranking seven days a week, 16 hours a day since the middle of March.



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