America’s retreat to comfort food during the pandemic isn’t pure nostalgia — it’s a survival tactic

Sales of comfort foods like hot dogs, pizza, and processed snacks are skyrocketing during the pandemic.  While some have tied the rising sales to nostalgia, the products’ long shelf lives and relatively inexpensive price tags also play a massive role.  The price of food is rising at a time when many Americans are trying to cut costs whenever possible.  Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

As grocery sales boom and restaurants begin to rehire workers, many are banking on Americans’ pandemic-induced comfort food cravings. 

In April, Checkers & Rally’s CEO Frances Allen told Business Insider that

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