Bad Weather Leads To Tomato Shortage At Wendy's

Bad weather in Mexico and Florida, two of Wendy’s biggest sources for tomatoes, has pushed many of the chain’s restaurants to switch to a “by request only” policy for getting tomatoes on your sandwiches.

“The recent record cold in Florida and other areas has had a severe impact on the quality and availability of tomatoes,” read signs that have been posted at various Wendy’s locations. “Therefore, for a short time, we will offer them, if available, by request only.”

Fans of Wendy’s salads need not fret, as the tomatoes used in those products are not affected by this shortage.

A rep for the fast food chain tells the Fox affiliate in High Point, NC, that the shortage could last until mid-April.

Wendy’s To Offer Tomatoes ‘By Request Only’ []

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