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America Is Experiencing a Chicken Wing Shortage

Prices are skyrocketing as we head into prime wing season
Chicken Wing Prices Are Rising
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Football fans and tailgaters across America are going to have to find another food to snack on this fall, as we're currently experiencing a chicken wing crisis. It couldn't be worse timing with football season just ramping up, but according to The Wall Street Journal, whole-wing prices have jumped from $1.50 to $2.09 a pound.

So what does this mean? Places such as Buffalo Wild Wings and Wingstop are being forced to switch to other options like boneless chicken wings and cut back on discounts and specials—meaning you'll be paying full price for those beloved wings.

"That's natural in the restaurant business to raise prices as commodity costs increase," Wingstop's CEO, Charlie Morrison, tells CBSNews. "We don't want to raise them too much because we want to keep a great value for our consumers."

Though wings are a big part of football, there are plenty of other dishes you can make, like guacamole, slow cooker white chicken chili, barbecue baby back ribs and a killer roast pork broccoli rabe sandwich.

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