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Jun 22 - Wingstop turns to chicken thighs to combat wing shortage, price surge
 

 
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Wingstop is taking a flyer thighs.

The Dallas, Texas-based chicken wing chain has launched a virtual brand called “Thighstop” in a bid to get customers to order crispy chicken thighs instead of the traditional wings, which have surged in price.

The menu is largely the same, with customers able to pick one of 11 flavors and opt for either a bone-in or boneless thigh.

The new thigh brand’s available for delivery or carryout at Wingstop’s 1,400 locations nationwide through DoorDash or on Thighstop.com.

Wingstop chairman and CEO Charlie Morrison told CNN that the company made the move because the costs of chicken wings have become so severely inflated.

Morrison said the wholesale price of a pound of wings has risen from 98 cents a year ago to $3.22 today.

Chicken products across the board have risen in price during the pandemic for a variety of reasons, including a surge in demand driven by the so-called chicken sandwich wars as well as some impotent roosters that haven’t yielded as many chicks as hoped.

The national labor shortage has also hampered meat processors’ abilities to meet demand.

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Morrison said chicken thighs, though, remain about half as expensive per pound than wings, enabling the company to eke out a bigger profit on each sale. He added that getting Americans to embrace thighs could be a challenge.

Thighs just “don’t get the appreciation they deserve,” he said.

The cost of chicken has been on the rise since the start of the pandemic sent Americans searching for not just comfort foods, but comfort foods that travel well during delivery. Chicken wings proved to be a favorite.

Sales at Wingstop’s US stores that have been open for at least a year grew almost 21 percent in the first quarter of 2021 compared with the same time a year ago, the company said in April. The company noted at the time that the cost of bone-in chicken wings has risen almost 26 percent from a year ago.

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Supply, Morrison noted at the time, was also constrained as meat processors, hampered by the nationwide labor shortage, struggled to meet demand as companies like Applebee’s and Chili’s launched their own chicken wing brands and capitalize on the trend.

“Until we see a marked change in the availability of labor for poultry producers, a labor shortage that we believe is largely fueled by the amount of government stimulus, we anticipate that wing prices could remain elevated for the balance of 2021,” Morrison said in April on a conference call with analysts.

In the past couple of months, white-hot inflation appears to have pushed the costs of chicken even higher. According to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the cost of poultry rose another 1.9 percent from April to May. The agency doesn’t break out the cost of wings and thighs, specifically.




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 1 month ago '12        #2
OldBusiness  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x3
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 1 month ago '05        #3
jsilerio  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x1
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Nah playa
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 1 month ago '18        #4
DUCEDUCE  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x1
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This sh*t is junk but I partake once in a while in some wing stop. Has anyone tried these thighs?
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 1 month ago '08        #5
cohs  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x4
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From .98 to 3.22 I don’t blame them.
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 1 month ago '08        #6
el bundy 
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Thighs have more flavor than the white meat.
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 1 month ago '17        #7
Ifeellikekobe  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x3
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Im ready
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 1 month ago '06        #8
aussie08 
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Thighs are my favorite part
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 1 month ago '20        #9
one2remember3 
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we do thighs here at a Spot Called BJs. sh*ts is on point im bout to order some as we speak. and its a baddie in there. to hate is to have never cooked before and for that you trash.
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 1 month ago '15        #10
RIPrjacks23 
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Do want. Thank You very much!
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 1 month ago '10        #11
tallulahmademe 
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I prefer thighs anyway

I never got the hype with people eating wings and not drums and sh*t like that. I mean its all a damn chicken
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 1 month ago '05        #12
projectd06 
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 SweezyDeuce said
nope, thighs are nasty dark meat funky pieces.

brea*t > wings > tenderloin
What? Man thighs are the best part.
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 1 month ago '17        #13
dubsax 
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boneless thighs have the best flavor and are the best to cook with
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 1 month ago '05        #14
projectd06 
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 el bundy said
Thighs have more flavor than the white meat.
Yep, breats are just easy.
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 1 month ago '18        #15
9shots92bricks  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x1
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Since I’m eating healthy for the summer to keep my workouts from going away I have to eat chicken brea*t and no matter how you season it or cook it it’s still dry and bland

Just a big dry piece of meat only time I can eat it is in strips with dipping sauce

I hate chicken brea*t
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 1 month ago '04        #16
d.c. supreme  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x1
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brea*ts are the weakest part of the bird not only flavor wise but it's easy as hell to dry them out by over cooking—which most people do because most people don't use instant read thermometers. thighs got the most flavor and are the easiest to cook because it's much harder to overcook thighs; more leeway during cooking/frying. wings too because just like thighs they're dark meat.

boneless skinless thighs is a regular cop each week at the grocery. only people who seem to hate them are people with little kid a*s eating habits. the types that prefer chicken fingers over bone-in chicken. picky a*s, kid's meal a*s, "ew that looks yucky" a*s eaters.
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 1 month ago '16        #17
beast9318 
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This is a good idea, thighs are so juicy. Too bad I don't eat animal flesh anymore. Lol
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 1 month ago '21        #18
JackmeriusT 
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I LMAO when I saw that Ross commercial

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OldBusiness  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x3
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 9shots92bricks said
Since I’m eating healthy for the summer to keep my workouts from going away I have to eat chicken brea*t and no matter how you season it or cook it it’s still dry and bland

Just a big dry piece of meat only time I can eat it is in strips with dipping sauce

I hate chicken brea*t
Don't eat meat anymore and haven't for a couple years now, but when I used to dog out protein for exercise/healthy eating? I'd recommend following this:


1. Wash chicken in strainer w/cold water

2. Cut into strips and put into bowl

3. Season with Salt, Pepper, Garlic Powder, Oregano, Paprika, Olive Oil, Lemon Juice, Frank's Red Hot

4. Mix it all together

5. Put into airfryer tray and spread out as best you can

6. 400F for 25 mins


And it was always banging. Sub any low calorie/low carb sauce you may find with the franks if you absolutely don't like Franks. But your chicken will have plenty of flavor if you do it right
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 1 month ago '18        #20
9shots92bricks  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x1
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 OldBusiness said
Don't eat meat anymore and haven't for a couple years now, but when I used to dog out protein for exercise/healthy eating? I'd recommend following this:



1. Wash chicken in strainer w/cold water

2. Cut into strips and put into bowl

3. Season with Salt, Pepper, Garlic Powder, Oregano, Paprika, Olive Oil, Lemon Juice, Frank's Red Hot

4. Mix it all together

5. Put into airfryer tray and spread out as best you can

6. 400F for 25 mins


And it was always banging. Sub any low calorie/low carb sauce you may find with the franks if you absolutely don't like Franks. But your chicken will have plenty of flavor if you do it right
Appreciate it bro ima try this out for dinner tonight bc for protein all I eat is chicken brea*t and salmon and have tried to cook it as many ways as I could

And I’ll count the carbs and calories on the franks to see if I can eat it but I love all kinds of hot sauce so
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 1 month ago '16        #21
Stables08 
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Man I was wondering what the fu*k was up just got back from the store and then MF want 12 bucks for my 6.50 pack of fresh chicken wings. I was tight even still they in the air fryer as we speak
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 1 month ago '09        #22
dadon85 
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Leg man myself
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 1 month ago '19        #23
HardHittinNB83 
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Yeah I’m sure that’s why the prices is up lol the sheep will believe anything ! Inflation is here to stay ! This was all done by design ! #Plannedemic
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 1 month ago '15        #24
thirssty58  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x1
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Didn't even know there was a wing shortage smh pay the ransom
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 1 month ago '17        #25
The Watcher  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x44
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Thigh Stop





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