In response to food supply chain issues and increasing inflation, NYC pizza prices have soared since the beginning of the pandemic.
Dollar slice has become an iconic NYC staple—perfect for those on the go, late night snackers, and anyone looking for a cheap eat. However, NYC’s beloved bite might be facing increasing rates in the near future.
According to the Times, inflation rates have risen at the fastest pace in a generation. This has led to NYC dollar slice owners having to decide whether they will start charging more in order to make a profit.
Oren Halali, the 2 Bros. Pizza co-founder, told the Post that “inflation is affecting every single ingredient, every single item we use. Flour, cheese, tomatoes, gloves, paper goods, paper plates, napkins. Everything. Labor is definitely up, as well.” 2 Bros. Pizza’s iconic “$1 slices” have reached $1.50. Even Staten Island shop owner Lenny Giordano of Mona Lisa Pizzeria told the Post that he had to raise a plain slice from $2.25 to $2.75 just to keep up with costs.
NYC has already seen a crisis with a cream cheese shortage earlier this year as a result of supply chain issues. And though, there’s no shortage of pizza in this city, price increases could lead to major upset from locals.