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Fast Food: How Chicken Took Over America (CNBC)

Chick-fil-A has long dominated the chicken sandwich category in fast food. After Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen launched its own version of the chicken sandwich, other fast food chains like Wendy’s, McDonalds and Shake Shack got into the battle. Here’s how chicken took over America.

New Restaurant Chains: Crack Shack Offers Top “Southern California Fried Chicken & Egg Fare”

From a UpRoxx.com online article:

 The Crack Shack … offer(s) genuinely tasty chicken sandwiches with meat sourced from farms outside of the industrial farming world. They… cost roughly ten times as much as a McChicken and more than double the Popeye’s Chicken Sandwich.

UpRoxx.com online Illustration 2019

“Solid, good cooking and comfort are always on-trend,” says Chef Richard Blais. We reached out to the Top Chef all-star and co-owner of The Crack Shack to talk chicken sandwiches because, well, that’s all people seem to be talking about lately. We figured, if anyone would understand how a sandwich basically turned into a cult obsession at the tail end of summer ’19, he might.

“Chicken is incredibly universal and always a crowd-pleaser,” Blais adds. “As is fried food, so… I think it’s just math.”

The cushy bread, the tangy mayo, the crunch of a salty pickle, and, of course, a beautifully seasoned and deep-fried piece of chicken (hopefully brined thigh meat) is about as complex-yet-simple as a sandwich can be. Add a little heat and it’s bliss in a bun.

https://uproxx.com/life/history-of-the-fried-chicken-sandwich/

Trends In Food: KFC To Offer “Plant-Based” Chicken Produced By Beyond Meat In Atlanta

From a Vox.com online article:

KFC Beyond Fried Chicken in AtlantaA single KFC franchise — the one near the SunTrust Park baseball stadium in Atlanta — will, starting Tuesday, offer meatless chicken from the plant-based food company Beyond Meat. The deal makes KFC the first fast-food restaurant to serve plant-based chicken.

It’s a huge step forward for both companies — and for chickens, nearly 50 billion of which are raised in factory farms in the US annually.

“KFC is an iconic part of American culture and a brand that I, like so many consumers, grew up with. To be able to bring Beyond Fried Chicken, in all of its KFC-inspired deliciousness to market, speaks to our collective ability to meet the consumer where they are and accompany them on their journey. My only regret is not being able to see the legendary Colonel himself enjoy this important moment,” said Ethan Brown, founder and CEO of Beyond Meat, in the press release announcing the deal.

To read more click on following link: https://www.vox.com/future-perfect/2019/8/26/20833723/kfc-meatless-chicken-wings-nuggets-beyond