Chick-Fil-A faces sauce shortage due to industrywide supply chain issues

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A classic Chick-Fil-A chicken sandwich and a Spicy Chicken sandwich in a Chick-Fil-A restaurant in New York on Saturday, May 14, 2016. Photo credit Richard B. Levine
By , WCBS Newsradio 880

NEW YORK (WCBS 880) — Chick-fil-A is facing a sauce shortage.

While the fast food chain is known for its chicken, CBS News' Matt Pieper reports it's also notorious for giving out as many condiments as a customer wants.

But Chick-fil-A will now have to limit the number of sauces it hands out to customers due to limited stock.

A message to customers, posted on the Chick-fil-A website, reads, "Due to industrywide supply chain shortages, some items, like sauces, may be unavailable."

Now customers can only get one dipping sauce per item ordered at many of its 2,600 restaurants, Pieper reports.

"We are actively working to make adjustments to solve this issue quickly and apologize to our guests for any inconvenience," the company said in a statement to CNN.

Customers can still purchase their own 8-ounce bottles of Chick-fil-A sauce at stores like Walmart or on the chicken chain's app.

This is not the first product shortage to hit the food industry.

Last month, there was a shortage on ketchup and tapioca balls, the signature ingredient in boba tea.

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