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Wing Shortage Has Restaurant Calling 'Fowl'

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Some restaurant owners say they are stocking up on chicken wings due to a possible shortage. Some restaurant owners say they are stocking up on chicken wings due to a possible shortage.
PHILADELPHIA -

At Chick-A-Licious in Center City, they fry up  golden fried goodness. But a possible chicken wing shortage has manager Ben Wang gobbling up what he can -- before prices go up.

"There's  a shortage out there, we're actually stocking up wings right now."

The National Chicken Council reporting demand for wings this year is at an all time high--just in time for the Super Bowl.

But here's the problem-- fewer chickens produced-- because of increased feed costs from last summer's drought.

That made wholesale wing prices take flight  to a record high, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

$2.11 here in the Northeast. Up 12 percent from last year.

That has the manager at Smith's calling "fowl."

Especially since the Super Bowl--one of the sports bar's busiest wing selling days of the year, is right around the corner. 

"It's a terrible  shame, but as we said, we won't make the customers suffer we'll take the hit. "

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