Amelia Lucas

  • food Aug 26, 2019

    KFC Will Soon Be Serving Vegan Fried Chicken — With Beyond Meat’s Help

    Colonel Sanders will soon be serving vegan fried chicken to see if customers think it’s finger lickin’ good. KFC will start testing plant-based fried chicken from Beyond Meat in an Atlanta restaurant on Tuesday. The test makes the Yum Brands subsidiary the first national U.S. fast-food chain to introduce a Beyond chicken item, beating Popeyes and Chick-fil-A. Beyond pulled its...

  • United States Aug 12, 2019

    Chick-Fil-A Adds Mac and Cheese to Its Menu, Making a Rare Change

    Chick-fil-A is rolling out a new menu item Monday: mac and cheese. The item is Chick-fil-A’s first permanent side addition to its menu since 2016. Unlike other fast-food competitors, the Atlanta-based company rarely adds new menu items. “We have a very high bar when it comes to adding a menu item, but the feedback from our customers in the test...

  • PRESIDENT May 30, 2019

    KFC Is Considering Plant-Based Fried Chicken But Has No Plans to Test Right Now

    KFC is joining the long list of restaurants thinking about adding plant-based meat substitutes to its menu. Kevin Hochman, who heads KFC’s U.S. division, said that the company does not have any plans to test vegan alternatives right now, but he has meetings scheduled with several major suppliers to learn more about plant-based meats. Business Insider first reported that KFC...

  • Donald Trump Apr 17, 2019

    Carl’s Jr. Will Test a CBD-Infused Burger

    Carl’s Jr. is adding something special to its signature sauce. The restaurant will test a CBD-infused burger at one of its Denver locations for one day only: April 20, the unofficial holiday for cannabis enthusiasts. The limited-time offer makes Carl’s Jr. the first national fast food chain to add CBD-infused food to its menu. In another nod to the marijuana...

  • New York Apr 2, 2019

    Chick-Fil-A Loses Two Airport Deals in Less Than Two Weeks

    In the last two weeks, Chick-fil-A has missed out on two potentially lucrative airport contracts after local politicians raised concerns over the company’s anti-LGBTQ history. Chick-fil-A has previously faced criticism and boycotts for its donations to anti-LGBTQ groups and CEO Dan Cathy’s public comments opposing gay marriage. The chain is famously closed on Sunday for religious reasons. New York State...

  • New York Mar 6, 2019

    Disgraced Celebrity Chef Mario Batali Surrenders Ownership Stakes in All of His Restaurants

    Celebrity chef Mario Batali is officially giving up his restaurants after admitting to sexual misconduct more than a year ago. The partnership between Batali and the Bastianich family has officially dissolved, according to a copy of a letter the Batali & Bastianich Hospitality Group sent to employees Wednesday. Tanya Bastianich Manuali will run day-to-day operations at a new company that...

  • food Jan 11, 2019

    Taco Bell Will Test a Vegetarian Menu This Year

    Taco Bell will start testing its first vegetarian menu later this year. Offering a vegetarian menu will help the Mexican fast-food chain cement itself as the go-to option for nonmeat eaters, who often struggle to order a meal at fast-food restaurants that only sell hamburgers or chicken tenders. Five percent of Americans identify as vegetarians, according to a July poll...

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