"They're going gangbusters. These wings guys were the only ones able to take advantage of this kind of environment ... They're probably the most affordable indulgence out there in an environment where relative value is winning."
— Restaurant analyst Nick Setyan discussing chicken wing eateries in a recent Los Angeles Times story about the growing popularity of wings during a bad economy. According to the article, some 36 billion wings were sold in the U.S. last year, roughly 115 wings per person.