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A chicken wing shortage may be coming ahead of the Super Bowl. The originators of the Buffalo wing aren't worried.


In the week before the Super Bowl, some restaurant chains and retail experts are warning about potential shortages of chicken wings, a staple accouterment for watching the big game.


Pizza and wings were hailed as early winners in the pandemic as Americans increasingly ordered from brands that were already set up to accommodate delivery, like Papa John's and Wingstop.


"We haven't encountered but have heard about it," Mike Mulé, general manager and one of the owners at Anchor Bar in Amherst, New York told Insider.


During the current shortage, prices won't necessarily go up for consumers, but restaurants are likely to be less generous with specials and promotions, experts told The Post .


While the supply is lower than in the past, it's also important to remember that stories about wing shortages circulate in the month leading up to the Super Bowl nearly every year.


Google Trend data shows that searches for "chicken wing shortage" are highest in January and February, shooting up some years.






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