Families, restaurants feel brunt of chicken tender shortage
A chicken tender shortage is impacting families who have kids that love the popular food.
I think we have soccer tomorrow. He's excited for the Edmunds family in Scottsdale Arizona, a chicken tender shortage is nothing short of a crisis. What did you have for breakfast this morning? Chicken tenders? My kids eat hamburgers french fries. I have to wrestle them to eat vegetables when I come home from the store and I don't have chicken tenders. My kids are not happy and they are definitely not alone. Americans are expected to eat almost £100 of chicken per person this year. The shops have been empty recently, restaurants have been out of chicken tenders and that makes it very difficult when you have kids that have a limited options. Chicken tenders are the smaller filet of a whole chicken breast. Not to be confused with chicken nuggets, which are made of scrap meat from the whole bird tenders require more processing to package and sell. Which industry experts say is part of the reason why they can be harder to find and now more costly when you get them at your local market value packs of tenders are currently selling at $3.99 per pound on average. That's nearly a dollar more than a year ago. And it's not just families feeling the impact. Big chains like KFC and A and W. Are changing their marketing plans to omit tenders from promotions to avoid selling out at Hattie B's hot chicken on iconic chain headquartered in Nashville tenders are their most popular menu item. There's no safe harbor and supply chain right now. We see it across the board, but certainly you feel the pain the most uh, contenders. They can get enough chicken to get by, but not without shelling out top dollar for it. We haven't even passed along any kind of menu price increases this year. If we were pricing along with it, I don't know that folks would still want to pay what it would cost chicken tenders in short supply for some families, a shortage that's laying an egg mm.