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Honeygrow Announces New Miso Garlic Chicken Stir-Fry for Fall
It’s time to cozy up this fall with Honeygrow’s latest flavorful stir-fry creation! The Philadelphia-based fast-casual restaurant known for its wholesome, simple, and made-to-order stir-frys, salads, and honeybars, is bringing back a fan-favorite, the Miso Garlic Chicken Stir-Fry throughout its seven markets in DE, MA, MD, NJ, NY, PA, and VA markets beginning today.
Delicious, savory and bursting with umami flavor, honeygrow’s Miso Garlic Chicken Stir-Fry is prepared with freshly prepared egg white noodles, roasted chicken, miso corn, caramelized onions, shaved...
Cup Noodles Introduces a Noodle Bar Experience
Cup Noodles, the original instant ramen in a cup, is unveiling a Noodle Bar experience that pairs its premium Cup Noodles Stir Fry and Cup Noodles Stir Fry Rice with Noodles product lines with craft beer selections just in time for Oktoberfest. Through a partnership with Advanced Cicerone Mandy Naglich, the brand created a Noodles + Brews Pairing Guide that thoughtfully matches each product flavor with a craft brew style based on the vibrant tasting notes and ingredients found in each cup.
Finally, the Philly Done Right
Saucy chicken chain Zaxby’s®, is turning up the heat with its latest limited time offer – the Fried Chicken Philly. The new sandwich is an elevated twist on the original Philly cheesesteak, featuring Zaxbys’ signature fried or grilled chicken, savory garlic aioli, and a combination of melted American cheese, grilled peppers and onions served on a toasted hoagie roll. In a bold move, Zaxby’s is taking the opportunity to playfully jab at the city of Philadelphia with its new menu offering.
“Finally the Philly done right – and it took a Southern brand famous for its...
Chester's Chicken Pits Its Popular Honey Stung Chicken Bites Against New Sweet Chili Chicken Bites
It's a Battle of the Bites! Guests who stop in Chester's Chicken this fall should be prepared for a flavor showdown between the restaurant's reigning champ, Honey Stung Chicken Bites, and the new challenger, Sweet Chili Chicken Bites.
Chester's Chicken Bites Combo features eight chicken bites, the choice of two sauce flavors, a small side, and a honey butter biscuit. This Chicken Bites Combo introduces Chester's new marinated breast chunks along with a new sauce. Guests can choose chicken bites...
Olymel Continues Consolidation Efforts, Announces Closure of Two Further Processing Plants
On Wednesday, Olymel announced the definitive closure of two of its further processing plants as part of the company's ongoing efforts to streamline its operations and ensure profitability across its facilities.
Olymel is the leading producer, processor, and distributor of pork and poultry in Canada. It has production and processing facilities in Quebec, Ontario, Alberta, Saskatchewan, and New Brunswick.
In its fresh pork sector, Olymel announced the closure of its boning and packaging plant in Princeville, Centre-du-Québec. The facility is slated to close on November...
Taco John’s Launches One-Of-A-Kind Cheddar Crunch Tacos
Taco John’s is out to prove that the possibilities are endless with a Potato Olés®-inspired shell that only the brand known for bigger. bolder. better. flavors would devise.
Beginning Tuesday, Sept. 12, the popular quick-service restaurant will launch the NEW Beefy Loaded Cheddar Crunch Taco and Chicken Club Cheddar Crunch Taco, featuring a one-of-a-kind crunchy flatbread shell coated in aged cheddar cheese and shredded potatoes dusted with the brand’s signature Potato Olés® seasoning blend. As they say, “Never judge a book by...
The Retail Rundown: Checking on Chicken; Latest Inflation Reading
For more than thirty years, the National Chicken Council (NCC) has partnered with major U.S. chicken producers to promote chicken sales this month—leading to September being crowned as National Chicken Month.
In what was historically regarded as a slow period for poultry sales following the conclusion of summer grilling, increased in-store promotions and ad campaigns including chicken-centric recipes have helped extend the robust summer consumption season into September since the program's inception in 1989.
The number of chicken items found in advertisements this week based on Urner Barry's...
Krispy Krunchy Chicken Fuels the Rise of Gas Station Chicken
While most fried chicken QSRs serve their customers via a drive-thru, Krispy Krunchy Chicken® serves up “freshly made, perfectly Cajun” fried chicken that captures the hearts and palates of fans inside someplace you might not expect – gas stations and convenience stores.
According to the National Association of Convenience Stores, there are over 150,000 convenience stores in the United States. As Krispy Krunchy Chicken® approaches 3,000 locations by the end of the year, the brand reports that 97% of its locations are in gas stations and...
Lee’s Famous Recipe Chicken Appoints Michael Reinert as Vice President of Procurement
LFR Chicken LLC, parent company and owner of the iconic quick-serve restaurant Lee’s Famous Recipe® Chicken, is excited to announce the appointment of Michael Reinert as the new Vice President of Procurement. Reinert is a seasoned executive with a strong history in strategic supply chain management, procurement, and sourcing, making him a valuable addition to the executive leadership team at Lee’s Famous Recipe® Chicken
“We are thrilled to welcome Mike Reinert as our new Vice President of Procurement,” said Ryan Weaver of Lee’s Famous...
Oscar Mayer Enters On-The-Go Refrigerated Breakfast Category with New Scramblers Innovation
Today, Oscar Mayer®, the brand known for uniting millions around a love of meat, announces its first-ever on-the-go refrigerated breakfast offering: new Oscar Mayer Scramblers. The innovation comes after uncovering that only 23 percent of people are currently eating a full breakfast1 due to limited hearty options available. Here to transform the convenient breakfast game, Oscar Mayer Scramblers are made by using two fresh eggs and are available in three delicious and filling varieties – including Bacon & Velveeta, Ham & Colby Jack and Wiener & Cheddar...
Tyson Foods and Gatik to Deploy Autonomous Trucks in Northwest Arkansas to Optimize Efficiency
Tyson Foods, Inc. (NYSE: TSN), one of the world’s largest food companies, and Gatik AI, Inc. (Gatik), the leader in autonomous middle mile logistics, announced a multi-year collaboration to deploy autonomous refrigerated box trucks to bolster Tyson routes in Northwest Arkansas. Operating 18 hours a day, trucks will deliver Tyson®, Jimmy Dean® and BallPark® products, among others, to the company’s distribution and storage facilities in the Rogers and Springdale, Arkansas areas.
The deployment will introduce Gatik trucks equipped with commercial...
Chef Gordon Ramsay Launches Delicious New Frozen Entrée Line, By Chef Ramsay
Internationally renowned, multi-Michelin starred chef, Gordon Ramsay, today announced the launch of his first frozen entrée line, By Chef Ramsay. Created by Gordon Ramsay himself, each recipe is crafted with the Chef’s culinary prowess and true quality ingredients. By Chef Ramsay features eight iconic and delicious recipes, like Ramsay Family Lasagna, Chicken Pot Pie, and Fish & Chips, all available now exclusively at Walmart stores nationwide.
A true turning point for frozen food, By Chef Ramsay was created to bridge the gap between the famous dishes...
Conagra Brands Inc. Recalls Banquet Brand Frozen Chicken Strips Entree
Conagra Brands, Inc, a Marshall, Mo. establishment, is recalling approximately 245,366 pounds of frozen chicken strips entree products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically pieces of plastic, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.
The frozen chicken strips entrees were produced on June 20, 2023, July 11, 2023, and July 17, 2023. The following products are subject to recall [view labels]:
Stuffed Quesadillas Make Their Delicious Return at El Pollo Loco
El Pollo Loco, Inc. (“El Pollo Loco” or “Company) (Nasdaq: LOCO), the nation's leading fire-grilled chicken restaurant chain, is announcing the return of fan-favorite Stuffed Quesadillas, now available for a limited time. Stuffed with high-quality authentic ingredients including traditional Oaxaca cheese and El Pollo Loco’s famous fire-grilled chicken, these quesadillas are designed for maximum flavor and cheesiness.
“At El Pollo Loco delivering high-quality dishes featuring our flame grilled chicken and fresh, bold Mexican flavors is what we do best,” said Heather Gardea, Vice President of...
O’Charley’s Announces “Tackle Some Tenders” Dine-In and Take-Out Promotions
College football fans can huddle up to watch the game at their local O’Charley’s while enjoying great dine-in deals including:
Need to feed your fans at home or at a tailgate? O’Charley’s is also offering our Famous Chicken Tenders Platter to go for just $42...
FSIS Issues Public Health Alert for Shoprite Brand Bowl & Basket Chicken Noodle Soup
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is issuing a public health alert for fresh, fully cooked, ready-to-eat (RTE) ShopRite brand chicken noodle soup products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens. The product labeled as chicken noodle soup may actually contain Italian-style wedding soup, which contains milk, a known allergen, which is not declared on the product label. FSIS is issuing this public health alert to ensure that consumers are aware that these products should not be consumed...
FSIS Issues Public Health Alert for Wegmans Jamaican Jerk Style Chicken Products
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is issuing a public health alert for Wegmans Jamaican Jerk-style, raw, marinated chicken products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens. The marinade in the chicken products may contain milk, soy, and wheat, known allergens, which are not declared on the product label. FSIS is issuing this public health alert to ensure that consumers with allergies to milk, soy, and wheat are aware that these products should not be consumed...
Bojangles Unveils Game-Changing Tailgate Experiences
Bojangles, the beloved restaurant chain known for its iconic chicken, biscuits and tea, is once again the go-to destination for sports fans and tailgaters this fall. With an all-new app and partnerships featuring the Carolina Panthers and college programs, the official tailgate headquarters is setting the stage for unforgettable gameday experiences.
"Bojangles is proud to be at the forefront of the ultimate tailgate experience," says Tom Boland, Chief Marketing Officer at Bojangles. "Our delicious food, convenient new app, and exciting sports partnerships showcase our commitment to...
Cold Storage: End July Combined Meat/Poultry -0.9% on Month, -4.3% on Year
USDA monthly cold storage data released Wednesday afternoon showed combined meat and poultry stocks held in the nation's freezer warehouses at the end of July at 0.9% below the previous month and 4.3% under a year ago.
The combined stocks were down 5.7% from the five-year average of 2.314 billion pounds. Chicken and turkey stocks were up from a year ago. Beef and turkey were higher than the month prior.
Chicken stocks were reported at 847.6 million pounds, down 1.4% from the previous month and...
Crimson Coward Nashville Hot Chicken Brings Premium Chicken Fare To Owings Mills
Crimson Coward Nashville Hot Chicken signed a lease with David S. Brown Enterprises to open at Boulevard Corporate Center in Owings Mills, Maryland. The L.A. based hot chicken franchise intends to open 25 locations in Maryland with an aggressive goal to open 200 restaurants across the U.S. by 2027. Maryland will be the fifth state to showcase the hot chicken brand.
Crimson Coward first launched in 2019 and has been a popular destination for customers who want quality hot chicken flavor. The brand delivers premium, all-natural...
Taco Bell® Testing New Chile Crisp Chicken Menu Items In Southern California
Taco Bell announced its testing two new craveable chicken options, Chile Crisp Chicken Tacos and Chile Crisp Chicken Strips in a one-restaurant test in Newport Beach, CA (4101 Jamboree Rd, Newport Beach, CA 92660), available now for one week or while supplies last through ordering in the drive-thru and in-restaurant. The new menu items feature a sweet, spicy, and citrusy Chile Crisp Sauce, elevating the flavors of the crispy chicken through bold and innovative ingredients.
Crispy Chicken Meets Fresh and Bold Ingredients...
Chick-fil-A Introduces The Honey Pepper Pimento Chicken Sandwich
Beginning Monday, August 28, guests will have the chance to experience Chick-fil-A's first ever twist on its beloved original, the Honey Pepper Pimento Chicken Sandwich. Accompanying the sweet and savory sandwich is a deliciously cool sidekick - the Caramel Crumble Milkshake - delivering fall flavors in the brand's latest seasonal offering. Both menu items will be available nationwide*, while supplies last.
An Original Take on an Original
After the positive introduction of seasonal entrées like the Smokehouse BBQ Bacon Sandwich and Grilled Spicy Deluxe Sandwich, Chick-fil-A's culinary...
Make It a Chicken Night This Back-To-School Season with Kentucky Fried Chicken's New $20 Fill Up Box
The back-to-school season can bring cheerful chaos with little time to cook, so make it a chicken night with Kentucky Fried Chicken! KFC has mealtime covered this school year with its NEW $20 Fill Up Box and a limited-time deal, a 10-piece Kentucky Fried Chicken Nuggets for just $5 at participating restaurants nationwide.*
When you're getting back into the swing of bouncing between work, school and extracurriculars, easy meal options make adjusting to the...
Nearly 400 Workers to be Impacted by Tyson's Corydon Plant Closure
Earlier this week, Tyson Foods, Inc., one of the world’s largest food companies, announced that it is closing four of its U.S. chicken plants located in Arkansas, Indiana, and Missouri. The closures are expected to take place in early 2024.
In a Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (WARN) notice filed with the Indiana Department of Workforce Development on Monday, Tyson said that the closure of its Corydon chicken processing plant will impact about 368 team members.
The workers will be permanently terminated beginning on or about...
Totino's™ Gets Zesty with New Fan-Favorite Pizza Roll Flavor – Orange Chicken
The snacking collab you’ve been waiting for is here – Totino’s™ Pizza Rolls™ and gaming collective FaZe Clan Inc. (“FaZe Clan”) are back, this time filling its newest pizza roll with one of the most popular and tangy mealtime favorites – Orange Chicken!
Totino’s™ new Orange Chicken Pizza Rolls™ snacks are filled with chicken in a sweet and spicy orange sauce, all wrapped in the famous golden crust fans know and love.
“After our successful Buffalo Chicken launch with FaZe Clan last year...
Pure Prairie Poultry Brings Key Executives on Board
This week, two highly experienced meat industry executives joined an already seasoned leadership team for Midwest premium chicken provider, Pure Prairie Poultry™. Now entering its second year of production, the company continues to invest in its people strategies, and to focus on operational excellence as foundations for its premium quality chicken offerings and customer experience. Karen Moody came-on to lead the company's people strategies as vice president of human resources and Mark Page to drive operational excellence as vice president of operations.
"As a company our vision is to make...
The Retail Rundown: Most Protein Indices Are Below Last Year
A breakdown of this week's retail buying opportunities shows that seafood features make up about 30% of total protein ad volume this week, while beef claims about 25%. Pork follows with 18.2%, down about two points from the week prior. Chicken features account for 16.1% of total protein ads, compared to 17.5% last year. Boosted by back-to-school buying, egg feature volume more than doubled from the week prior to 7.2%.
For this week's retail rundown, we'll take a look at how the various protein indices are performing in...
FSIS Issues Public Health Alert for Fresh Salads and Wraps with Meat and Poultry
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is issuing a public health alert due to concerns that ready-to-eat (RTE) salads and wraps with meat and poultry may contain contaminated lettuce. The lettuce, which is regulated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), may be contaminated with deer feces. FSIS is issuing this public health alert to ensure that consumers are aware that this product should not be consumed.
The RTE salad and wrap products were produced on August 1, 2023...
Burger King Enters the “Wrap” Game
As summer draws to a close and the school season gets into full swing, Burger King – home of the flame-grilled Whopper® – is making it easy to satisfy those snack cravings with a lineup of all new BK® Royal Crispy Wraps. The latest chicken-based innovation from Burger King, BK® Royal Crispy Wraps are available in three delicious flavors – Classic, Spicy, and Honey Mustard – and will launch at participating restaurants nationwide beginning August 14.
Each of the new BK® Royal Crispy Wraps features crispy white meat...
Day-Lee Foods Inc. Recalls Frozen Ready-To-Eat Poultry Products
Day-Lee Foods Inc., a Santa Fe Springs, Calif., establishment, is recalling approximately 10,511 pounds of frozen ready-to-eat (RTE) chicken potsticker products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The product labeled as chicken potstickers may actually contain mandarin orange chicken, which contain milk and eggs, known allergens, that are not declared on the product label.
The frozen RTE chicken products were produced December 14, 2022. The following product is subject to recall...
Urner Barry’s Market Briefing Provides Key Insights Across the Protein Trade
Urner Barry is the leading provider of protein market news and information in the food industry. Through daily canvasses of the trade and an unrivaled historical database, our analysts are uniquely positioned to report on the underlying conditions and significant disruptors to the market. In this Market Briefing, Urner Barry reporters outline the latest action in the commodity protein markets, highlighting seasonal factors, disruptors, and current supply and demand fundamentals.
SONIC Reimagines a Beloved Party Snack with New Buffalo Chicken Dip Bites
The SONIC Buffalo Chicken Dip Bites boast a mouthwatering combination of tender, juicy chicken blended with zesty buffalo sauce and melty cheddar cheese on the inside, with a crispy, golden-brown wrapper on the outside that delivers an irresistible crunch. Whether you’re in need of a quick and easy game-time snack or an afternoon pick-me-up, these creamy, crunchy bites are the answer to your cravings and start at just $2.99 plus tax for three pieces. Buffalo Chicken Dip Bites are also available...
Pilgrim’s Pride Reports Second Quarter 2023 Results with $4.3 Billion in Net Sales
Pilgrim’s Pride Corporation, one of the world's largest poultry producers, reports its second quarter 2023 financial results.
Second Quarter Highlights
Cold Storage: End June Combined Meat/Poultry +1.2% on Month, -1.8% on Year
USDA monthly cold storage data released Tuesday showed combined meat and poultry stocks held in the nation's freezer warehouses at the end of June at 2.201 billion pounds, up about 1.2% from the previous month but 1.8% less than a year ago.
Pork and beef were below the previous month while chicken and turkey stocks were larger. Chicken and turkey were above their year-ago figures while pork and beef were smaller. The combined stocks were 2.8% below the five-year average of 2.264 billion pounds...
Cater Your Summertime Gathering with Dickey’s Barbecue Pit
Dickey’s Barbecue Pit is offering barbecue lovers across the country multiple pack options to help beat the heat this summer.
Summertime is the season for picnics, pool parties and family reunions. Therefore, Dickey’s Packs are a great option for your gathering of any size. With a variety of pit-smoked meats and fan favorite sides to choose from, Texas-style barbecue fans can now order the following pack options:
Applegate Launches Frozen Frittata Bites at Sprouts
Applegate Farms LLC, the nation’s leading natural and organic meat brand, today announced its expansion within the breakfast category with the launch of APPLEGATE NATURALS™ Frittata Bites, the industry’s first and only Certified Humane® frozen egg bites. These 100% natural, high protein breakfast bites feature real, recognizable ingredients, including two of Applegate’s best-selling items: chicken breakfast sausage and bacon. The launch represents a shift for the brand as it moves into a new category for the first time: handheld, frozen breakfast predominantly featuring eggs as an ingredient...
Poultry Truck Catches Fire in Maryland
A poultry truck in transport caught fire Tuesday on Route 50 in Maryland.
The Salisbury, Hebron and Mardela Springs fire companies worked together to extinguish flames and pump the rest of the diesel fuel from the truck to evacuate it safely.
Details are still unclear on what sparked the fire and whether chickens were on board.
More information to come as this story develops.
Mulan Dumpling, LLC, Recalls Frozen Meat and Poultry Dumpling Products
Mulan Dumpling, LLC, a Hyattsville, Md. establishment, is recalling approximately 1,560 pounds of frozen meat and poultry dumpling products that were produced without the benefit of federal inspection, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.
Del Taco Introduces New Freshly Grilled Chicken Taco Packs Starting at $5
Del Taco, the nation’s second-largest Mexican quick-service restaurant*, expanded its value offerings to include NEW Freshly Grilled Chicken Taco Packs that offer guests quality and value all rolled into one. Starting at $5**, guests can choose from three packs consisting of the brand’s popular grilled chicken items, including the Grilled Chicken Taco, Chicken Cheddar Rollers and the Grilled Chicken Stuffed Quesadilla Taco, plus a small fountain drink.
“As guests continue to be impacted by rising costs and tightening of budgets, we know...
Hard Rock Steps into Next Era of Lionel Messi Partnership with Launch of New Messi Chicken Sandwich
To welcome the soccer legend to the U.S., new namesake menu item is now available globally at Hard Rock Cafe locations and Select Hard Rock Hotels & Casinos via In-Room Dining
Hollywood, FL (Restaurant News Release) Hard Rock International is once again teaming up with global brand ambassador, Lionel Messi, to launch a new namesake menu item “Made For You by Leo Messi” – the Messi Chicken Sandwich. Inspired by one of the soccer legend’s favorite Argentinean dishes growing up, the new “Milanese style”...
Kevin McAdams Succeeds Randy Day as CEO of Perdue Farms
Perdue Farms announced today that Kevin McAdams, COO and President, will transition to the role of Chief Executive Officer, as part of a planned succession announced in April 2023. McAdams brings 30 years of successful leadership in the food and beverage industry to the vertically integrated food and agriculture company and fourth-largest producer of chicken products in the United States.
Randy Day, who held the CEO position since April 2017, will be staying on as an advisor to Perdue through 2024. “After 43 years with Perdue...
Blimpie Celebrates Summer with New Sweet and Spicy Caribbean Subs
Blimpie America's Sub Shop, is making mouths water with two new subs that bring both sweetness and spice with a taste of the islands packed in to two new Caribbean jerk chicken subs. Beginning July 11, 2023 the two new limited time premium subs will be available in stores and online nationwide.
New Caribbean Jerk Chicken Subs:
Bojangles Introduces Not One, But Two New BBQ Versions of Beloved Chicken Sandwich
Today, Bojangles – the creator of the chicken sandwich to end all wars – announced the launch of two new versions enhanced with creamy Cole Slaw and fans’ choice of Bo’s BBQ Sauce or Carolina Gold Sauce, available for a limited time.
The new Southern-style menu item all starts with the classic Bo’s Chicken Sandwich: a juicy marinated chicken breast, hand-breaded with a crispy buttermilk coating and a secret mix of bold spices, affixed with thick-cut dill pickles then pillowed between a toasted and buttered bakery...
Perdue Connects National Fried Chicken Day Celebrations Coast-to-Coast
Perdue, the leading U.S. brand of fresh chicken, never lets an opportunity to celebrate the most popular and versatile protein pass. That’s why the brand is putting the fried in chicken – Chicken, Alaska that is – and is making the town whole on National Fried Chicken Day by throwing them a fried chicken party in celebration of the tastiest holiday.
Like Perdue, the town of Chicken is proud of its namesake, even boasting a larger-than-life chicken statue in the town center, so there was decidedly...
The Retail Rundown: Navigating the Summer Doldrums
With July 4th behind us, the summer doldrums are beginning to settle in and major retail buying opportunities remain scarce until Labor Day. During this period, grocers will attempt to encourage protein sales with attractive promotions as summer grilling and other activities remain in play.
Beef saw robust protein feature volume throughout June and remains at the forefront of ad space with 27.3% of retail buying opportunities this week. Steaks currently take up about 65.4% of beef's feature volume, followed by ground beef with 18.2%. London Broil and roasts follow, each with about...
UPSIDE Foods Makes History with First Consumer Sale of Cultivated Meat in the US
UPSIDE Foods, the leading cultivated meat, poultry and seafood company, announced today that its cultivated chicken – grown directly from real animal cells – has launched at the renowned Michelin-starred Bar Crenn in San Francisco, California. The historic event, held on Saturday, July 1, was the first-ever consumer sale of cultivated meat in the U.S., representing a historic milestone for the food system.
The restaurant debut of UPSIDE's cultivated chicken followed the announcement that UPSIDE has been approved to sell its cultivated chicken in the U.S...
'Say Cheese' with Checkers® & Rally's® Chedda Chedda Buford and Chedda Chedda Mother Cruncher
Checkers & Rally's, an iconic drive-thru restaurant chain known for flavorful craveable food at a great value, is all about that cheesy goodness with its new Chedda Chedda Buford, Chedda Chedda Mother Cruncher Chicken Sandwich and $5 Meal Deal that are sure to satisfy any craving and your wallet, all for a limited time.
The Chedda Chedda Buford features two hand-seasoned, 100 percent beef patties topped with the unique combination of American, cheddar and Swiss cheese along with dill pickles, ketchup, mustard, lettuce...
House of Raeford Recalls Foster Farms Brand Mini Chicken Corn Dog Products Due to Possible Spoilage
House of Raeford, a Nesmith, S.C., establishment, is recalling approximately 76,961 pounds of corn dog products due to possible spoilage, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.
The product subject to recall bears the establishment number “P- 9136” printed on the package. These items were shipped to retail locations nationwide.
The problem was discovered after the firm notified FSIS that it received consumer complaints that the product had an odor, off appearance, and...
Denny's Unlocks Unprecedented Value with Launch of Gamified Rewards Program
Denny's , America's Diner, has launched its revamped Denny's Rewards program, providing guests valuable monthly offers and introducing personalized challenges that unlock never-before-seen rewards. Once members join at Dennys.com or with the Denny's App, their digital wallet will hold offers, fun challenges, and keep track of rewards so they can easily redeem them for the Denny's flavors they crave.
"Denny's provides an incredible bang for your buck, and now our rewards challenges take value to a whole new level," said John Dillon, Denny's President. "At a time when...
El Pollo Loco Announces New, Deliciously Satisfying Double Chicken Chopped Salads
El Pollo Loco, Inc. (“El Pollo Loco” or “Company”) (Nasdaq: LOCO), the nation’s leading fire-grilled chicken restaurant chain, is making the case for salads that satiate you this summer with the introduction of a brand-new lineup of Double Chicken Chopped Salads. Packed with protein and piled high with freshly prepared ingredients, these salads are the ideal portable meal to accompany all your favorite summer activities. What’s the secret sauce? The answer is simple – El Pollo Loco’s famously delicious fire-grilled pollo.
“The heat of summer has our...
USDA Efforts Lift Ban on U.S. Poultry Exports to Colombia
Quick action by FAS, USDA’s Animal & Plant Health Inspection Service, and the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) has resolved an issue that temporarily stopped U.S. poultry product exports to Colombia, our 10th largest market for these products.
Colombia’s Ministry of Agriculture instructed all Colombian ports to deny import permits to any poultry products beginning June 1 on concerns of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI). Roughly $1.1 million in U.S. exports were impacted by the ban between June 3 and June 8...
Senators Coons, Wicker to Introduce Legislation to Increase Reimbursement During HPAI Outbreak
U.S. Senators Chris Coons (D-Del.) and Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) announced the Healthy Poultry Assistance and Indemnification (HPAI) Act alongside 11 of their Senate colleagues. This bipartisan bill would expand the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) compensation program to all poultry growers and layer operations within a highly pathogenic avian influenza control area, rather than only those whose flocks are infected.
“Delaware has the largest per capita chicken industry in the country, and Delaware’s independent family farmers and poultry...
The Retail Rundown: Which Proteins Dominate Holiday Features?
Leading up to the Fourth of July holiday, seafood and pork feature volume dominate retail buying opportunities. Seafood features account for 28.5% of total protein features while pork comes in with 26.7%. Beef falls to third with 25.3%, followed by chicken with 17.1%.
According to the National Retail Federation's annual Independence Day survey, 87% of consumers plan to celebrate the Fourth of July this year and spend an average of $93.34 on food items. Total spending is expected to reach a record $9.5 billion, up from $7.7 billion in 2022. Of those celebrating, 65%...
The Habit Burger Grill Unveils its New Spicy Crispy Chicken Sandwich, Combining Heat & Bold Flavor
The Habit Burger Grill, the California-based restaurant company renowned for its award-winning Charburgers grilled over an open flame, signature sandwiches, fresh salads and more, announces today the launch of their new Spicy Crispy Chicken Sandwich, available beginning June 28.
A perfect summer get-together sandwich inspired by the brand’s Southern California roots, the Spicy Crispy Chicken Sandwich drips with warm, sun-inspired freshness and flavor, punctuated with delectable spice.
Crafted in Santa Barbara, this recipe celebrates the vibrant flavors of its region, featuring...
KFC Introduces New Ultimate BBQ Fried Chicken Sandwich and it Could Score you a Summer Getaway
Starting July 3, KFC's new Ultimate BBQ Fried Chicken Sandwich will be available at participating KFC restaurants nationwide for a limited time.* Just like summer, this sandwich is only here for a good time, not a long time, so hurry up to snag this ULTIMATE summer sandwich. Serving BBQ in every bite, the new BBQ fried chicken sandwich features an Extra Crispy™ 100 percent white meat filet topped with hickory smoked bacon, KFC's signature honey BBQ sauce, crispy fried onions, melted cheese and...
American Consumers Can Now Eat Cell-Cultivated Chicken Following Historic USDA Approval
GOOD Meat and UPSIDE Foods will be able to sell their cultivated chicken products to the American public after obtaining a Grant of Inspection (GOI) from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), the final step of a pre-market regulatory review process.
"I'm thrilled to share that cultivated meat will now be available for consumers in the U.S.," said Dr. Uma Valeti, CEO and Founder of UPSIDE Foods. "This approval will fundamentally change how meat makes it to our table. It's a giant step forward towards a more...
Saffron Road Spices Up Summer with Four New Frozen Entrees
Today, Saffron Road Foods adds four new recipes to its lineup of delicious, frozen entrees: Moroccan-Inspired Chicken & Potatoes, Coconut Cauliflower Curry, Chickpea Masala and Chicken Enchiladas Al Chipotle. The dishes are inspired by the flavors of Morocco–a new region for the brand–India and Mexico respectively, and offer eaters the opportunity to travel around the world via their plate with each microwaveable entree, ready in six minutes or less.
"We're very excited to introduce Morocco as the latest stop on our culinary Journey to Better®, and...
Pre-Report Estimates for May Cold Storage Show Total Stocks 1.7% Below Year Ago
USDA will release its monthly cold storage report at 3 p.m. Eastern time Friday. Bob Brown, a private analyst from Edmond, Oklahoma, provided his insight on what the upcoming report might show.
Frozen total meat and poultry stocks as of May 31st are projected to be down 2.2% from the previous month. Overall supplies remain below year-ago levels. Brown predicts total meat and poultry stocks to be about 2.163 billion pounds.
Beef, pork, and chicken stocks are expected to be down versus the previous month...
Price Relief Coming at the Drive-Through
It takes a lot to get between Americans and fattening food, but everyone has their limits.
Quick serve has been the most successful restaurant category since the pandemic hit, initially because of its ability to provide socially distanced meals and then because of a lower price point as inflation squeezed household budgets. Some upper-middle-class diners have even defected from sit-down to fast-casual eateries like Chipotle or all the way to traditional fast food. But keeping profitability high has required a delicate dance of efficiency gains and...
USDA Launches Effort to Strengthen Substantiation of Animal-Raising Claims
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced today that it is implementing a multi-step effort aimed at strengthening the substantiation of animal-raising claims. This action builds on the significant work USDA has already undertaken to protect consumers from false and misleading labels and to implement President Biden’s Executive Order on Promoting Competition in the American economy.
“Consumers should be able to trust that the label claims they see on products bearing the USDA mark of inspection are truthful and accurate,” said Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack. “USDA is taking...
Burger King Brings the Fire This Summer With the Launch of New Fiery Nuggets
Burger King is bringing the heat this summer. Launching on June 19, Guests can enjoy Fiery Nuggets, a spicy version of its iconic chicken nuggets, and its latest take on frozen beverages with hint of sweet heat, the Frozen Fanta® Kickin’ Mango. Fiery Nuggets and Frozen Fanta Kickin’ Mango are available exclusively at participating restaurants nationwide from June 19 through August 17.
Fresh off the heels of introducing Spicy Chicken Fries for a limited time, BK® is no stranger to spice. The new...
With Popeyes Blackened Chicken Sandwich, There’s a Sandwich for Everyone, Everyday
Today, Popeyes® announces there is now a sandwich for everyone, everyday with the Blackened Chicken Sandwich hitting restaurants across the US and Canada. The breading-free, flavor-full sandwich is the first permanent addition to the chicken sandwich family since its iconic launch in 2019. As guests seek more variety, Popeyes is also introducing a Bacon and Cheese add-on to any sandwich, giving guests multiple mouth-watering options when craving a high-quality chicken sandwich. Popeyes Blackened...
ANALYSIS: Chicken Production Crystal Ball: All But Crystallized
In the absence of any immediate or obvious shifts in the chicken marketing environment following Memorial Day, participants are gazing down the road and formulating their plans and expectations for the second half of the year...
UB Consulting: Will Chicken be the Winner in a Potential Economic Downturn?
Our findings presented here serve as an update on a previously published whitepaper from April 10, 2023, after revising our forecasts.
Concerns over the economic well-being of consumers remain a hotly debated topic—and rightly so. Over the last 18 months, consumers and producers have been experiencing persistent high inflation levels. The pandemic created a perplexing situation concerning consumers' protein intake. Given the combination of higher incomes, excess savings accumulated during the pandemic, and the economic shutdown—consumers could purchase...
U.S. Sues Poultry Distributor To NYC Food Carts, Owners For Selling Uninspected Products
Damian Williams, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, and Paul Kiecker, the Administrator of the Food Safety and Inspection Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (“USDA-FSIS”), announced that the United States has sued N and M Food Wholesale Supply, Inc. (“N&M”) and its owners AHMED OMAR, ELSAYED HALIM, and ASHRAF MOUSA (collectively, the “Defendants”) for repeatedly preparing and selling uninspected or misbranded poultry products in violation of the Poultry Products Inspection Act (“PPIA”). The U.S. has simultaneously entered...
7-Eleven, Inc. Heats Up Summer Menu with Mouthwatering Wings
The kickoff to summer just got even hotter! 7-Eleven, Inc. is gearing up for the best season of the year with piping hot wing deals and a brand-new, mouthwatering flavor. From smokey to sweet and roasted to savory, the world's largest convenience retailer has wings to satiate every wingman – and wing-woman's – cravings…and wallet:
Jumping on June's Next Retail Occasion
Now that June is within reach, grocers are preparing for the next major grilling event—Father's Day, which is just over two weeks away.
Consumers often seek out premium cuts of meat like steaks for Father's Day as opposed to lower-cost options such as burgers, which are typically favored to feed large gatherings during Memorial Day.
This could provide a needed boost for the steak complex, which saw a slowdown in total sales dollars last week. According to the latest Circana data, fresh beef loin retailed at $13.54 discounted (up 39 cents from last week)...
Handsome Brook Farms Partners with Soil Carbon Initiative to Implement Regenerative Agriculture
Handsome Brook Farms, a leading national pasture-raised organic egg producer, is partnering with Green America’s Soil Carbon Initiative (SCI) to accelerate regenerative agriculture on layer hen farms across the country.
Launched in 2022, SCI’s Go-To-Market Pilot Program supports and incentivizes farmers to adopt regenerative practices at increasing scale. Regenerative agriculture refers to farming and grazing practices that, among other benefits, build soil health, increase biodiversity above and below ground, and reduce agricultural nutrient runoff.
Handsome Brook Farms joined Soil Carbon Initiative’s Pilot Program as a...
Meat Institute Partners with IT-ISAC to Improve Cybersecurity with New Food & Ag ISAC
The North American Meat Institute today announced a new partnership with the Information Technology-Information Sharing and Analysis Center (IT-ISAC) on the launch of a Food and Agriculture ISAC to enhance cybersecurity for the meat and poultry industry.
“We are grateful for the leadership of several of our members who helped found the Food and Agriculture ISAC to better prepare the industry to fight against the increasing threat of cyber attacks on our nation’s critical food infrastructure,” said...
Saladworks Mixes Sweet and Spicy Flavors in their New Summertime Menu Items
Saladworks, the nation's leading fast-casual create-your-own salad franchise and part of the WOWorks family of better-for-you restaurant brands, is mixing sweet and spicy flavors in its new summer Limited-Time Only (LTOs) menu items. The new LTOs will add craft Hot Honey to several popular menu items during Q2, as well as bring back a guest favorite for the season, the Summer Berry Salad with their new Poppyseed Dressing.
The new featured menu offerings with a twist of sweetness and spice are available...
The Retail Rundown: Grilling Ads Galore
Spending on meat purchases for this year's Memorial Day cookout is expected to total $1.6 billion, according to WalletHub. For this week’s retail rundown, we’ll take a look at how this year's protein features compare to Memorial Day 2022.
Beef features climbed to the top spot with 27.3% of buying opportunities this week. Pork comes in second with 25% of total protein ad volume, closely followed by seafood with 24.6%. Chicken has 19.7% of total retail activity, up slightly from last week.
Starting with the beloved burger, ground beef prices are mixed. Circana data indicated that 74-84% lean ground...
Chicken Salad Chick Announces 8-Unit Agreement: Strengthens Brand Presence
Chicken Salad Chick, the nation's only fast casual chicken salad restaurant concept, announces the signing of an eight-unit agreement that will bring new restaurants to Arlington and Fairfax Counties over the next five years. The first location is slated to open in Spring 2024. This development adds to the brand's existing statewide footprint that boasts five open locations - Christiansburg, Hampton, Mechanicsville, Richmond, and Roanoke, with 11 more under various stages of development.
Behind the development agreement is Devon Chamberlin, her father, Patrick Cavanaugh, and her father-in-law, Barry...
Kindness Takes the Lead: Sonny's BBQ Appoints Tara Boyle as Chief Kindness Officer
Sonny's BBQ, the industry-leading BBQ restaurant rooted in quality food and spreading kindness, today announced Tara Boyle as Chief Kindness Officer (CKO). Boyle will step into the role as the brand's second CKO, following the three-year tenure of Kennon Adkinson. As CKO, Boyle will support the evolution of initiatives under 'Q The Kindness, oversee the brand's Kindness Crew and develop monthly activities to reach Sonny's communities.
"Today's announcement marks a major milestone in our commitment to kindness and the endless potential of doing more in...
Tyson Foods Completes Acquisition of Williams Sausage Company
Today, Tyson Foods, Inc. completed the previously announced acquisition of Williams Sausage Company, Inc. of Union City, Tenn., furthering the company’s strategy to increase its capacity and product portfolio. To ensure the continuity of business operations, Emily Billingsley, Roger Williams’ daughter, will be responsible for the company’s operations.
“This acquisition aligns with our strategy to win with customers, augments our manufacturing capabilities, and expands our product portfolio,” said Stewart Glendinning, group president, Prepared Foods for Tyson Foods. “Williams Sausage Company brings real strengths in its brand, facilities, and direct store delivery network...
Jimmy John’s Announces the Return of Summer Wraps
Wraps are back AGAIN! Starting today, Jimmy John’s® is bringing back two tried and true favorites from last summer and adding a spicy new offering to the lineup. Joining the menu once again are the beloved Chicken Caesar Wrap and Thai Chicken Wrap, as well as a new and unexpected flavor – the Jalapeño Ranch Chicken Wrap.
The fan-favorite Chicken Caesar Wrap is back! This classic features all-natural chicken, parmesan cheese, creamy Caesar dressing and mini croutons in a garlic & herb wrap.Back by popular demand, the mouthwatering Thai Chicken...
PERDUE Launches Custom, Summer Ale Expertly Crafted to Make the Perfect Beer Can Chicken
Just in time for summer grilling season, PERDUE®, the number-one brand of fresh chicken in the U.S., is making chicken the star of the grill with the launch of PERDUE® Beer Can Chicken Beer, a honey double-citrus summer ale brewed with classic grilled chicken seasonings like rosemary, thyme, and pink peppercorn to help backyard grillers make the perfect beer can chicken.
Created in partnership with Torch & Crown Brewing Company, PERDUE®’s custom Beer Can Chicken Beer is tangy, juicy, and has...
Drake’s “Dave’s Hot Chicken” Named America’s Fastest-Growing Restaurant Chain
In May 2017, four friends scraped together $900 to purchase a fryer, and served up the best-tasting hot chicken tenders around to those willing to venture to their East Hollywood parking lot pop-up. The proprietary hot chicken recipe was so good that, in 2021, Drake took notice, and became a significant investor in the concept, Dave’s Hot Chicken. The company recently celebrated its 6th anniversary by hosting a pop-up in the East Hollywood parking lot where it all began, passing out free food to customers both...
Hormel Foods to Showcase Brands, Innovation and Showstopping Menu Items at National Restaurant Show
Attending the prestigious National Restaurant Association Show has long been a tradition of Hormel Foods Corporation (NYSE: HRL), an annual opportunity for the Fortune 500 global-branded food company to highlight its extensive product offerings to foodservice operators from around the country. This year's show takes place May 20-23 at McCormick Place in Chicago and will feature more than 2,100 exhibits hosted by hundreds of U.S. manufacturers and suppliers. But none of those exhibits promises to be as eye popping as what Hormel Foods is...
Analysis: UK Beef Prices Hold Firm Amid Tight Cattle Market
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