Cost to Make Wings Nearly Doubles as The Great Chicken Wing Shortage Continues

Greg Duell, the co-owner of Duff’s Famous Wings in upstate New York, told “Cavuto: Coast to Coast” on Monday that wing costs have increased by about 99% and attributed the spike in prices to the labor shortage at chicken farms as restaurants are reopening across the country.

Duell, the owner of Duff’s in the Eastern Hills Mall in Buffalo, also noted that fryer oil “is a huge problem for us” and has increased more than 120% so far this year.

Duell was one upstate New York restaurant owner who joined others in a lawsuit against Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo in December, over restrictive coronavirus measures, which prevented him from being able to host customers for indoor dining. He is now facing another challenge as his restaurant is finally able to host customers indoors.

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Duell said after speaking with his suppliers he learned “the labor shortage is a huge problem in the industry.”


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