Damn you, internet memes
Making bacon prices go up:
Bringing home the bacon is getting more expensive.
Whether it’s a bacon cheeseburger from a local diner or packs of bacon on grocery store shelves, you can expect to pay a higher price for your favorite cured meat until demand simmers down or more hogs are bred.
Last week, prices of pork bellies — from which bacon is cut — jumped to an all-time high of $1.42 a pound. Prices have soared more than 200% from a year ago.