Chick-fil-A is the latest restaurant to face supply chain shortages over a product: its sauces. The quick-service chicken chain’s famous sauces are now being limited to one per order, the company said Wednesday.
A “shortage of select items” at the Atlanta-based chain have led to this new development, according to the chain.
“Due to industry wide supply chain shortages, some items, like sauces, may be unavailable. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience,” read a statement on the company website.
There was no timeline for when Chick-fil-A expected the shortage to be resolved across its over 2,000 U.S. restaurants, nor information on what lead to the shortage.
According to local site WTRF, one Chick-fil-A location sent customers an e-mail stating the following: “Sauces at Chick-fil-A will be limited to one sauce per entree, two sauces per meal and three sauces per 30-count nuggets.” That was not a company-wide mandate, however as the e-mail was distributed locally to West Virginia residents and not nationally nor is it on the chain’s website.
This is the latest in the year-long supply chain issues that have plagued the restaurant industry, with shortages in everything from beef to chicken wings. Such shortages have caused restaurateurs to raise prices, discontinue menu items and find other creative solutions.
Ketchup also faced a shortage, though manufacturer Heinz announced a 25% increase in production output recently.
Chick-fil-A has not been impacted by the chicken shortage.