Chicken Shortages Could Make For Cranky Danbury Wing Lovers
Calling all chicken sandwich and wing lovers! We have a potential chicken catastrophe brewing. Because of the pandemic and extreme weather conditions across the nation, several products are becoming increasingly difficult to get.
One of those items is CHICKEN products. As panic begins to set in, let's rewind to the beginning of the chicken wars. According to hypebeast.com, it all began with Popeyes' wildly successful fried chicken sandwich, which debuted in August 2019.
It was almost like fried chicken between two buns was manna from heaven. Everyone had to have one, and if a Popeyes location ran out, all hell would break loose. There were even fisticuffs between several customers in Popeyes parking lots. When Popeyes launched their new chicken sandwich, it sold out within two weeks. Each Popeyes location sold 1,000 sandwiches per day.
The chicken wars were exacerbated by other fast-food chains claiming their share of the fried chicken sandwich market like McDonald's, Burger King, Chick-fill-A, and KFC. This video will explain the chicken wars in 4 minutes and 18 seconds.
Tom Super, a spokesman for the National Chicken Council, told bestlife.com calling it a chicken shortage was a bit premature. Then he lost me when he got to talking about "hatchery supply flocks." Super says that the industry will recover slowly but surely.
How about a couple of fun facts about chickens? According to carolinacoops.com, chickens are intelligent and can demonstrate complex problem-solving skills and they have telescopic eyesight. Sounds to me like they would make a perfect morning show radio host.