Sunday may not be the only time customers can’t get Chick-fil-A sauce, as the fast-food chain rationes their sauces due to “ industry-wide shortages. ”
Some customers recently received an email from the chain saying, “Due to industry-wide shortages, we are currently limiting the number of sauces supplied.”
The email, which was obtained by WTRF, states that customers are limited to one sauce per entrée, two sauces per meal, and three sauces for 30 nuggets.
A statement further explains that there are supply chain disruptions affecting the entire industry.
“Supply chain disruptions across the industry have left some Chick-fil-A restaurants short of select items, such as sauces,” said a company spokesperson. The hill.
It’s not clear how long the new limits will be in effect, although Chick-fil-A hopes the sauce shortage will be remedied as soon as possible.
“We are actively working to make adjustments to resolve this issue quickly and apologize to our guests for any inconvenience caused.”
Chick-fil-A frustrates customers by limiting the amount of sauces they serve
Chick-fil-A limits their customers to one sauce per entree, at least temporarily
Chick-fil-A distributes a number of sauces: Sweet & Spicy Sriracha Sauce, Barbeque Sauce, Zesty Buffalo Sauce, Garden Herb Ranch Sauce, Honey Mustard Sauce, Polynesian Sauce, and fan-favorite Chick-fil-A sauce.
The new rules for the distribution of sauces are likely to apply to all of the company’s sauces.
There is also a banner on the company’s website about ‘Industrywide Supply Chain Shortages’, which has been live for a week.
Due to supply chain shortages across the industry, some items, such as sauces, may not be available. Apologies in advance for any inconvenience, ” the statement read.
The problem is not related to another shortage, the gas shortage, caused by a ransomware attack on Colonial Pipeline last week.
Instead, the problem probably has more to do with the labor shortage that has gripped the industry.
Problems persist in the supply chain, pushing up prices and decreasing production at all levels.
In August, the United Food and Commercial Workers Union painted a sad picture of the 1.3 million grocery, meat packers and food processors it represents.
“Frontline workers throughout the food supply chain have put themselves at risk to help put food on the plates of all Americans every day of this pandemic,” UFCW International President Marc Perrone said in a statement.
Perrone also stated that the food supply chain could be endangered by the COVID-19 virus and the reactions of politicians to it.
Every day more of the food workers on the front lines of our country get sick and die from this terrible virus. Our elected leaders must act to protect these workers and keep our food supply chain safe. We cannot wait any longer. ‘
The sauce was still available on the shelves of stores where it was sold, it said PennLive.
People on Twitter were not happy with the news, although many also took the time to joke about the shortage.
“I’m dipping my chick-fil-a in gasoline, so I’m double screwed today,” Noam Blum tweeted.
The fast food industry was already struggling with a shortage of ketchup
“Did Joe Biden also cancel the Chick-fil-A sauce pipeline?” Matt Schlapp asked.
Many users also decided to make a quick buck by offering to sell packets of Chick-fil-A sauce at an exorbitant rate.
The fast food industry was already struggling with a shortage of ketchup due to the demand for the product during the pandemic.
CNN Business reports that Heinz had to increase production of the spice by 25 percent to meet demand after a shortage of supply.
There is also a shortage of chickens in some fast food restaurants, although Chick-fil-A has not been affected by this so far.
It’s a continuation of a trend that took off in 2019 when Popeye debuted a new chicken sandwich and a set of social media-fueled rush for the whistleblowers – and ultimately a catch-up game among its competitors.
People locked indoors at lockdown help drive demand, industry watchers said, as they seek comfort food or a quick meal. Meanwhile, the major winter storm that caused power outages in Texas earlier this year took a number of chicken producers offline for a while, eroding supplies.
Since the release of Popeye, more than 40 chains have introduced their own versions of the chicken sandwich, including KFC, McDonald’s, Wendy’s, Burger King, and even Taco Bell and Cinnabon.
Chick-fil-A announced sales were up 13 percent last year, and McDonald’s officials say demand for their crispy chicken sandwich is higher than they expected.
With some businesses struggling to fill their workforce, the restaurant industry is in the spotlight.
Employees claim that poor working conditions prevent potential employees from working for restaurants.
“It’s stressful working for a billion dollar company if they don’t take care of the workers,” McDonald’s employee Leshia Townsend told. ABC news.
Fast-food restaurants across the country have been forced to cut or close their opening hours as more workers turn away from the industry, faced with long working days and questionable conditions during a deadly pandemic.
There are currently more than 2,600 Chick-fil-A locations operating in the United States.