Fried chicken is the latest nationwide shortage
The supply of Americans' beloved fried chicken is wilting under soaring demand.
The big picture: Viral demand for fried chicken sandwiches, tenders and wings has spiked so much that it's causing a nationwide shortage.
- Supply is tight at KFC, Bojangles and McDonald's, Bloomberg reports.
- Then the COVID-19 shutdowns at meat-processing plants caused supply interruptions and complications.
Between the lines: America's insatiable demand for chicken could be an opening for fake meat companies.