PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – If you plan on serving Buffalo wings at your Super Bowl party this year, you could be paying more.
According to the Christian Science Monitor, the price of Buffalo wings has gone up 52-percent in the past year, and that is expected to continue.
Bruce Reinstein, vice president of strategic development and sourcing for Consolidating Concepts, says the price increase is because “wings are the new, popular quick service food.”
Consolidating Concepts works with more than 15,000 small to midsize food service chains to help them plan their food supply purchases.
Another reason is because poultry farms are producing larger chickens, making the smaller wings, and legs used for wings few and far between.
Reinstein says fast-food giant McDonald’s tested bone-in chicken wings in a few Atlanta locations during the summer. If a national roll out follows, “they have so much buying power they will distort the market.”