03 May 2021

Restaurants in the U.S. deal with chicken shortage and raising prices.


AviNews International Team

Diamond V

It seems the nation is going through another chicken shortage. Consequently, restaurant owners are dealing with rising prices due to a lack of supply. Some local media report that businesses are preparing for the next several weeks since they have been told it will get worse.

“Industry experts are saying the shortage might be here to stay.”

The National Chicken Council’s spokesman Tom Super said in a statement that there are hundreds of reasons for the lack of chicken. He referred to the winter storm and power outages that hit Texas and Arkansas this year, which have a great impact because they are considered as the major poultry-producing states.


“Wing supplies are tight, but I wouldn’t go as far as to say there is a “shortage.” Chicken producers are doing everything they can to overcome the devastating impact of Mother Nature when she inflicted the once-in-a-lifetime winter storm on Texas and nearby states – major chicken-producing regions. It will take time and effort to eventually replace the impacted hatchery supply flocks in that region, but supply should catch back up to demand soon.”






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