Chicken wings and football go together like french fries and chocolate shakes. It's not an opinion, it's in the data. Americans ate more than 1.3 billion chicken wings during the 2017 Super Bowl. So, there will undoubtedly be rankled football fans coming to grips with the fact that the United States is facing a chicken wing shortage.
The shortage means wholesale prices are rising, and you're likely to see that reflected in the price of wings you buy at the bar or grocery store. Chicken wings have jumped from $1.50 to $2.09 per pound, reports the Wall Street Journal. You can probably kiss 25-cent wings goodbye for the time being.
It also means wing-dependent chains like Buffalo Wild Wings and Wingstop are pushing boneless wings and offering fewer discounts. "That's natural in the restaurant business to raise prices as commodity costs increase," Wingstop's CEO, Charlie Morrison, told CBSNews.