Boneless chicken wing sales outpace traditional wings

"Chicken wing sales grew faster than sales of any other menu item in 2012, according to research firm GuestMetrics, but sales of traditional wings are being outpaced by sales of the more profitable boneless version," according to Nation's Restaurant News.

"GuestMetrics analyzed point-of-sale data from more than 250 million restaurant transactions during the year and found that chicken wing sales grew 10.7 percent overall in 2012 compared with the previous year. The total number of chicken wing orders increased 7.3 percent during the year, and menu prices for the item rose 3.4 percent."

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