Bodegas across New York City are experiencing a serious Cheetos shortage and it’s hurting our lunch time possibilities.
According to the New York Post, Frito-Lay, a subsidiary of PepsiCo, has made massive pay cuts to delivery drivers in recent months. These pay cuts have driven many of these drivers to quit as in some cases, their pay has been cut by as much as a third. And what happens when there are no drivers to deliver your chips? Well, the exact shortage we’re experiencing now.
The Post explains that although Frito-Lay has tried to spread their drivers throughout New York, some boroughs are hurting more than others. Simply put, there are just not enough trucks on the road to supply every store throughout the city. The article states that some shop owners haven’t seen a Frito-Lays bag enter their store in over three months.
According to sources, out of the 140 drivers from the Brooklyn depot who make stops in that borough and lower Manhattan, 35 have quit since the pay cut was implemented. Bodega owners are subsequently struggling, even offering to buy spare bags of chips off of random truckers in other neighborhoods in order to keep their stores in stock.
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