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A Small-Chicken Shortage Adds To Chicken Sandwich Costs

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Seems Popeyes and McDonald’s, in their attempts to take share from fast-growing Chick-fil-A, have created a problem. Chains prefer smaller chicken breasts for chicken sandwiches, because they fit better on buns and biscuits. Most current broilers—which have been bred to be larger—weigh in at 6 lbs. or more. But this makes their breasts too large…

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