I wanted to buy some chicken breasts tonight at around 7PM (I eat dinner a little late). I tried THREE Safeways and all of them were either close to or completely out of chicken:
Garrison Woods - had one pack of legs and a few whole broiler chickens
RIchmond Rd & 37th - a few mega-packs of 10 breasts
Westhills - no chicken at all!
To top it off, none of them had anyone staffing the meat counter, so I couldn't ask for some chicken from the back of the store, even if they had any.
Was there a run on chicken this week, or is Safeway just generally have serious problems? Am I stupid to be shopping "late" on a Sunday? And what is with the disgusting fishy smell radiating from the Garrison and Richmond/37th Safeway seafood counters?
In the end, I went to the Co-op downtown and they were fully stocked, and fully staffed.