Whew, Chile! Looks like we gon’ have to go into that condiment drawer at the house, #Roomies. With all of the shortages, Chick-fil-A will not be giving out multiple dipping sauces, per reports.
When it comes to Chick-fil-A, they are all about customer service and are super generous with the condiments. Now, they are going to have to pull back due to a supply shortage.
According to CNN, Chick-fil-A will now be giving customers one dipping sauce per item.
“We are actively working to make adjustments to solve this issue quickly and apologize to our guests for any inconvenience,” the company said in a statement.
Hopefully Chick-fil-A will have this sorted out soon, chile!
Speaking of shortages, the United States is on the verge of running out of chicken, y’all.
The pandemic is apparently to blame for a current chicken shortage facing the nation, according to ABC News.
COVID restrictions prompted poultry plants to reduce staff, at the same time, the need for comfort food has been on the rise with millions of Americans staying inside.
“We didn’t have optimal chicken distribution. Some chicken was in some parts of the world that needed to be in other parts of the world. We just couldn’t move it around,” said Ben Kaplan, the CEO of TOP Agency, a network of marketing agencies.
As previously reported, restaurants are having a hard time keeping condiments, specifically ketchup packets, in stock. This is reportedly because people are ordering in more due to the pandemic.
CNN also reports that Heinz—the largest ketchup producer in the country— is in the middle of the chaos.
The company is working to add “manufacturing lines that will increase production by about 25% for a total of more than 12 billion packets a year.”
“We made strategic manufacturing investments at the start of the pandemic to keep up with the surge in demand for ketchup packets driven by the accelerated delivery and take-out trends; at the same time, we also fast-tracked future-focused culinary and packaging innovations, as well as further manufacturing expansion plans,” said Steve Cornell, president of Kraft Heinz’s enhancers, specialty and away from home business unit CNN reports.
Roomies, are you surprised by the shortages we’re experiencing because of the pandemic?