Chicken Wing Inflation Leaves Restaurants Flapping For Alternatives
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Sequestration and pending budget cuts have been the topic of much conversation lately and one surprising area to also be affected by its own budget crises is chicken wings.
Inflation has affected many consumer goods recently and the Wall Street Journal reports that the price of chicken wings has gone up a significant amount – 14 percent. The newspaper attributes this to a decrease in chickens being raised due to rising feed costs.
So much so, that the newspaper says restaurants are pushing “boneless wings” and places such as Buffalo Wild Wings are trying to endear customers with other menu items like burgers.
Buffalo Wild Wings also found itself amidst another national topic of debate in January, during heated gun legislation talks, when photos of signs banning guns at various locations started popping up on social media sites.
However, the restaurant chain later released a statement partially reading, “Buffalo Wild Wings respects the right of individuals to carry firearms. One of our top priorities is the comfort, safety and enjoyment of our Guests and we have elected to exercise our right to prohibit the carrying of firearms in our company-owned restaurants.”