The COVID-19 pandemic has caused a shortage of one of America’s favorite condiments: ketchup.

Restaurants have relied heavily on takeout orders to survive during the pandemic, which has caused a need for more ketchup packets.

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But once those started running low, some eateries began pouring out bulk ketchup into individual cups.

The Wall Street Journal reports that low inventory of ketchup is hitting mom-and-pop restaurants as well as chains like Texas Roadhouse.

According to the restaurant-business platform “Plate IQ,” the ketchup shortage has caused packet prices to rise 13% since January 2020.

Heinz is working to increase its supplies in order to produce 12 billion packets a year.

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