Panda Express using corn in place of eggs

An egg shortage pushing prices higher for restaurants is prompting Panda Express to substitute corn for eggs in their fried rice, and discontinue another menu item.

The Chinese food restaurant chain quietly changed their recipe in June after the price of liquid eggs, which are popular with restaurants, soared due to the shortage.

"The industry egg shortage happened quickly and we worked diligently to create a new recipe and inform our guests as soon as we could. As of June 25, all our stores have switched over to the new fried rice recipe and should have a sign displayed at the start of our line informing guests of the change," Panda Express' Thien Ho said in a statement to CBS.

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