TX Restaurant CEO Says the Price of Chicken has Rocketed From $55 a Case to $118 Amid the Labor Shortage

July 6, 2021 Markets Insider

A Texas chicken chain with eight restaurants recently paid $118 for a single 50lb case of chicken – up from its pre-pandemic price of $55, its CEO told Insider.

Chicken Prices Rise as Poultry Plants Struggle to Find Workers

Chicken producers are crimped by a labor shortage, and inflation is making its way through the entire bird. Fast-casual chain Wingstop saw bone-in wing prices rise 25.8% in its first quarter, which was considerably lower than the market-rate increase of 50%.