It’s no secret that The Hamptons is an expensive place to be, as pop culture is often described as a summer getaway for glamorous New Yorkers looking for a getaway to the city.
Located at the end of the Hamptons is Montauk, New York, an old fishing village that was once full of run-down scuba diving bars and local family sites. But in recent years, establishments have emerged that have made Montauk feel like another Hamptons fashion spot.
An Instagram viral video is making the rounds showing an order of chicken fingers and chips at a really mind-boggling price: $ 90 per order.
The deals in question appear on the Montauk Beach House restaurant menu, although they do not appear on the restaurant’s online menu.
The video was posted Monday by the popular @OverheardNewYork account and has since garnered more than 1.3 million views, receiving more than 27.5 likes and, understandably, a lot of comments from viewers.
“$ 90 or a small investment in a free-range chicken farm,” the headline joked.
The menu says the order includes 16 tender chicken and chips, which are broken down to $ 5.63 per bid if the chips weren’t counted.
Montauk Beach House did not return The entrepreneur request for comment on the price or popularity of chicken offers.
Compared to other local spots like Duryea’s Lobster Deck and Bounce Beach Montauk, the price is staggering: Duryea’s chicken fingers cost $ 19 per order, while Bounce is a little cheaper at $ 18.
It should be noted, however, that Duryea’s sells a $ 97 Cobb lobster salad.
Of course, 16 tender chicken is a plentiful portion (some would say family-sized). Most chicken finger orders in restaurants usually have between 4 and 5 tender ones.
Even if the portion of the chicken fingers were tripled, tripling the price of orders at Duryea’s and Bounce would still result in a total price per order that was about 33% less than the famous order of $ 90.
“I would kill and cook a seagull on the beach before spending $ 90 for some Tyson chicken dishes,” one commenter joked.
“The sad part is that people will pay for this madness,” another pointed out.
Others blamed inflation among other issues in the food industry, although not everyone agreed.
“This is not inflation,” an instagramer said bluntly. “That’s having to have enough income in 1/4 of the year to pay 12 months’ rent.”
Many restaurants have felt the heat when it comes to chicken dishes, as the chicken supply chain has been hit hard in the midst of the pandemic.
Because chicken tenders require a large amount of packaging and processing, they are the most difficult to keep up with in the face of labor shortages and other pandemic-related problems covering the chicken supply chain. .
The result has been a skyrocketing price of poultry in both grocery stores and restaurants.
But for almost $ 100, chicken fingers should be pretty good.