Category Archives: Chicken

There was a time when fried chicken was eaten mostly as a picnic or special occasion food. Nowadays, it’s available in a variety of ways, including the recently ultra-popular fried chicken sandwich.  A trend that seemed destined to fizzle out has continued with no signs of slowing down. How did what began known as ‘the...
In the wake of the pandemic, there has been a drastic increase in the popularity of fried food. With the number of fried options on restaurant menus rising by 5% in the last year, and deep fryer repair calls skyrocketing by 93%, it is safe to say America is experiencing a fried food revolution. However,...

by Pitco on May 16, 2022 at 6:34PM

Everybody has to eat which means foodservice is big business, and while many operators focus primarily on their foodservice operations there are a whole host of businesses whose primary purpose is not foodservice yet derive the majority of their profits from it. Think about gas stations and convenience stores, for example. While the primary offering...
Like most regional culinary dishes, the exact origin of Chicken Fried Steak is hard to pin down. Several places would love to take credit for being its birthplace — a community in Texas even hosts an annual celebration in honor of the dish, and similar recipes have been found in archives dating back to the...
There’s a big misconception when it comes to convenience stores, particularly those that include gasoline and fueling services. The misconception is that most c-store profits come from the pump, but the reality is that’s far from the truth. Most c-store profits come from the foods and beverages located inside the store. Consider these data points from a recent...
As we’ve seen over the last 18 months, Americans are turning to comfort foods as a source of enjoyment and normalcy. And what says comfort more than fried chicken? Even before the current pandemic, the popularity of chicken was in full force with trends such as Nashville hot and the ever-so-heated fried chicken sandwich wars, as more and more restaurants and...
We’ve already detailed the popularity of chicken. We know everyone loves it and sees it as America’s most popular protein. We know about our infatuation with the chicken wing. We even know why our kids look forward to chicken nugget day in school so much. Frankly, we’re kind of shocked anyone would NOT serve chicken — especially if it’s...
Right now we all want to get our kids back in school. We want to resume to in-person learning, full-time. We want students to enjoy social interaction with one another. And we want our classrooms to be free of viruses and full of learning. Basically, we’re ready for our schools to get back to normal....
When we look back at the beginning of the year and the food trends so many publications were predicting, there’s one that jumps out that has picked up speed over the course of the year. Of course, when many of the 2020 food predictions were written, we lived in a different world. Restaurants were in...

by Pitco on September 4, 2020 at 2:09PM

Over the past few decades, chicken has become the most popular protein in the United States. According to the Economist, “the birds now account for 23 billion of the 30 billion land animals living on farms.” There are more chickens than any other type of bird. There are even more chickens than humans. In the past...