Great US Buffalo Wing Shortage Over

US – This year’s Super Bowl chicken wing consumption will lift to 1.25 billion wings, back on par with 2012, says the National Chicken Council (NCC).
calendar icon 23 January 2014
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Chicken wing suppliers have lifted output on the back of growing demand and lower feed costs, ending the ‘Great Wing Shortage’ of 2013.

The announcement coincides with the fiftieth anniversary of the first Buffalo Wing, a product of the Anchor Bar in Buffalo New York.

NCC chief economist and markets expert Bill Roenigk said: “The National Chicken Council estimates about four percent more chicken will be produced this year compared to last.”

“More chickens mean a bigger supply of wings and more favourable prices this year for consumers,” said Mr Roenigk.”Based off of current supermarket features, consumers can expect to pay around five per cent less than last January for wings.

“This means that the ‘Great Wing Shortage’ of 2013, that never really was, is officially over. Sports fans can enjoy this affordable luxury even more this year.”

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