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How The Meat Shortage Is Affecting Grills And Smokers Throughout Kansas City

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The most popular vending machine choices so far have been rib tips and burnt ends.
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Some meat suppliers have stopped shipments of fresh meat, but customers likely won't be able to tell their meat was frozen, said Slap's BBQ co-owner Joe Pearce.

Kansas City is famous for its smoked meats, but a meat shortage resulting from COVID-19 outbreaks at processing plants across the Midwest is threatening the protein supply that usually keeps pit masters occupied and customers' bellies full.

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