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Bacon is super cheap right now: pork prices are the lowest in a decade

Posted: 9:01 AM, Feb 19, 2019
Updated: 2019-02-19 11:31:09-05

More bacon-heavy options are being added to menus at fast-food chain restaurants such as McDonald's and Wendy's at a time when pork prices are the lowest they have been in decades.

Wendy's patrons may buy the Baconator Fries, which has cheese and bacon on French fries. Mickey D's is also now selling cheesy bacon fries nationwide, and it has added bacon as a topping choice for Big Macs and Quarter Pounders, according to Business Insider .

Neither Wendy's or McDonald's said their bacon offerings are tied to price decreases of pork — but they are appealing to America's love of it. (The prices sure help in doing promotions around bacon right now.)

Bloomberg reports that at the beginning of February, pork was 65.61 cents per pound and falling. It said the price drop is an effect of President Donald Trump's trade war with China because American meat producers need to clear a short-term supply here — a supply that isn't getting exported.