Wings have become mainstay menu items, with numerous quick-service and sit-down restaurants centered on this one particular chicken format. The question for many diners is bone-in or boneless.
For many Americans, the answer is bone-in wings, according to Chicago-based The NPD Group. The demand for bone-in chicken wings is strong. More than 60 percent of wings served at restaurants are bone-in. Further, over the past year, servings of bone-in wings were up 6 percent while declining by a similar rate for boneless, according to the new NPD study “The Chicken Wing Dilemma.”