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Restaurants are running out of chicken wings. Wings become the latest pandemic shortage.

Updated: Jun 9, 2021

Buffalo wings are as American as a cold beer when watching football, but suddenly these delicacies usually served with celery and ranch or blue cheese dressing are in short supply. Many restaurants that sell wings now struggling with higher prices and short supplies.

Restaurant owner say the same labor shortage affecting restaurants is also hitting chicken processing plants.

Why wings, why now?

You may be wondering, why is there a shortage of chicken wings, but not chicken breasts?

That's because of how many wings are needed. Restaurants may sell a couple of hundred chicken breasts per week, but in that same week they'll sell well over a thousand chicken wings, if not several thousand.

Some restaurants are now limiting take-out orders.

Source: WCPO9 Cincinnatti (May 11, 2021)

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