New York's Papaya King on papaya supply difficulties

Officials of New York’s iconic Papaya King hot dog and juice restaurant said a Salmonella Agona outbreak associated with fresh papayas from Mexico has forced it to alter recipes and suffer double-digit cost increases.

“When you are the ‘Papaya King,’ you better have papaya,” said Wayne Rosenbaum, director of operations for the three-unit chain that for 80 years has had its flagship store on 86th Street in Manhattan. “My suppliers are crying. You can&

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