Most chicken restaurant franchises and locally owned restaurants don't add an extra charge to provide 10 pieces of dark meat in a chicken meal. However, extra charges may occur if only white meat is requested in the order.
The prices for a 10-piece chicken meal vary from restaurant to restaurant, even various locations within the same parent company, and depend on a variety of factors. Even different locations within the same parent company may charge different prices for 10 pieces of chicken. Chicken pieces are divided into dark meat and white meat. Dark meat pieces are the leg, thigh and wing, and white meat consists of the breast pieces, which are more costly to purchase from wholesalers.