Say it isn't so: chicken wing prices are rising

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Posted at 12:35 PM, Aug 01, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-01 12:35:26-04

Whether you like them mild, medium or hot, one thing is for sure this summer - it's becoming a bit more expensive to sink your teeth into Buffalo's culinary claim to fame.

The wholesale price of wings has gone up about 50 cents a pound from a year ago, according to the National Council of Chicken.

The NCC says the reason is quite simple - supply and demand. Wings are in high demand right now as they pop up on more menus and in more places, from traditional bars and restaurants to supermarkets and fast-food stops.

Prices usually peak three times a year - ahead of the Super Bowl, during the NCAA men's basketball tournament in March, and just in time for summer grilling.