Commodity cost increases have hit nearly every restaurant chain this year, but inflation in chicken wing prices is especially pronounced because of comparisons to 2011, when prices were well below three year averages. In an environment where every penny counts, strategies for cost savings, or at least cost management, become more important than ever. When it comes to chicken wings, medium wings averaged 99 cents per pound in 2011, down 20 percent from the three-year average of $1.24, ...

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