Chicken Wings for $34? Inflation Forces Retailers and Restaurants to Raise Food Prices

As the warm weather rolls in and Americans prepare for summer barbeques and game days, they might just be shocked at the price of their favorite staple: chicken wings.

Inflation has soared since President Joe Biden, 79, took office while the US still grapples with the ongoing pandemic and supply shortages.

The prices of groceries have soared a shocking 14.3 percent, causing bigger shopping bills and inflated menu prices.

Jeff Good and Dan Blumenthal, the owners of Sal and Mookies – an NYC-themed restaurant chain in Mississippi – have been forced to sell chicken wings at market value – a menu discretion usually only saved for luxury items, such as lobster.

The popular menu item of a saucy basket of 15 wings retailed at $13.95 before the Covid 19 outbreak, but can now go up to $27.95 – or what Good estimates to be the ‘real cost’ of $34.

The restaurant menu now simply states that the wings are market price, and leaves the actual price blank, next to a note that states: ‘Due to national shortages, our wings prices fluctuate.’

‘We have never, ever seen anything like what we’re seeing right now,’ Good, who has been a restaurant owner for almost 30 years, told the Orange County Register. Good also said he is considering taking the item off the menu.

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SOURCE: Daily Mail, Alyssa Guzman