The National Chicken Council says the weather is partly to blame for the shortage. The winter storm in Texas caused a halt for some production companies. They say supply should catch up with demand soon. She also says the vendors that they buy chicken from have increased their prices about 10% and she says they may have to increase the price of some of their meals. Source wsiltv.com
She says they’ve been low on chicken wings and chicken breasts and have had to push customers to try their seafood to make up for the demand. Store Manager Tachia Smith says they’ve experienced a shortage of their own for the past two and a half months.
“We’ve been experiencing the chicken shortage first-hand here with different vendors that we’ve tried to find different locations that we’ve been running low on that’s been completely out. If we wanted to order more, we couldn’t order because they have X-amount per person to get, you know?” she said. News 3 spoke to Harold’s Chicken in Carbondale, a business that just opened in December 2020.
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