An outbreak of Avian Flu has sent egg prices skyrocketing and has led businesses to reassess their egg dishes as the price of eggs has nearly tripled. At Rita’s, the frozen treat chain has begun substituting egg-free soft-serve ice cream in place of its frozen custard, which relies on eggs for its creamy flavor and texture.
According to an FAQ on Rita’s website, Rita’s soft-serve ice cream will replace custard in all the chains signature Blendinis, Mistos and Gelatis.
As for when custard might return to Rita’s 600+ locations, the company promises it will return “as soon as the nationwide egg supply returns to a stable level.”
Soft-Serve Ice Cream FAQ [Rita’s]