While gas stations across the east coast are feeling the pinch from a pipeline shut down, it’s another shortage that’s causing a Chick-fil-frenzy: a sauce shortage! It started with a short, two sentence memo on the Chickfila corporate website at the beginning of the month:
Industrywide Supply Chain Shortages
May 4, 2021
Due to industrywide supply chain shortages, some items, like sauces, may be unavailable. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience.
The same sauce shortage notice appears on the Chickfila app when you order food. Normally limited to two sauce choices, customers are now reduced to just one sauce packet per item.
Some enterprising Chick-fil-A fans were using this as an opportunity to earn some extra cash:
since there’s a sauce shortage at chickfila i’ll be selling vintage polynesian sauces for $500 pic.twitter.com/YuYHTlclr8
— brianna meares (@brianna3812) May 13, 2021
Others were admitting that they’ll be just fine thanks to the sauce stockpile they’ve been adding to for years!
IF, like me, you’ve hoarded @ChickfilA sauce over the years… OUR TIME HAS COME. 💪🏼
— Nancy Alvarez (@NAlvarezWFTV) May 13, 2021
And some feel like this is just the latest (and most painful) shortage we’ve encountered since the pandemic began last year.
I’ve been okay with the gas shortage, TP shortage, lumber shortage, and global pandemic in general. I’ve managed. I’ll be okay. But this… this is unacceptable- I won’t stand for a @ChickfilA sauce shortage. https://t.co/M1Hn4zdtJe
— Bill Betson (@BillBetson) May 13, 2021
Show the world that you’re still a sauce boss, despite the sauce shortage, with one of our baby bodysuits or kids shirts! And if you feel like you need more Chickfila sauce in your life, listen to Episode 28 from Season 1 of My Pleasure: The Unofficial Chickfila Podcast. Featuring the Shark Tank inventors of the Saucemoto Dip Clip, it’s a sauce-heavy conversation that you’ll love to dip into!