Chicken Wing Shortage – A National Crisis
The Super Bowl is only a little over a week away, and now I am hearing rumors there may not be enough wings for everyone! It's true, the National Chicken Council says there is going to be a chicken wing shortage.
Demand for chicken wings is at an all-time high this year due to decreased wing production caused by increased prices of corn and feed.
Specifically, the National Chicken Council states “Chicken companies produced about 1 percent fewer birds last year.” Although 1 percent doesn’t seem like a lot, the Council estimates that the number of wings to be consumed during this Super Bowl weekend will be 1.23 billion, which is actually 12.3 million less than last year.
What that math realistically means for you is wings may be a bit harder to find and cost a little more, or very, very worst case scenario, your local sports bar may scrap the all-you-can-eat wings item on their menu. And before you go out and buy buckets of wings to stash under your mattress just remember that “2013 bacon shortage” that the National Pig Association erroneously announced. Bacon is still here, wings will still be here, and everything will be okay.