Chicken wing shortage hits the nation - KOTA Territory News

Chicken wing shortage sweeps the nation


More than a billion chicken wings were eaten on Super Bowl Sunday last year, and that kind of demand has spurred shortages and price increases across the nation.
According to Time Magazine, wing prices have increase 30 cents per pound since last year.

In Rapid City, prices remain steady at around $3.99 to $5.99 per pound.
Some food stores, like the South Rapid City Walmart have run out but are expecting to stock up before Sunday.

Family Thrift Center employees estimate the store doubles their stock to 100 pounds during Football season.
Wings sales at the store have increased up to 20%.
Many we spoke to were surprised to learn their Super Bowl party could be lacking an old favorite.
"A friend of mine is bringing them to the party, I don't know how many, but now that I know there's a shortage I'm going to tell him to hurry up," said Ryan Winkler of Rapid City.
It's estimate that one in every five people who watch the Super Bowl will be eating wings as well.

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