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10 Fast-Growing Chicken Chains You’re About to See Everywhere

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June 6, 2024

When it comes to the standard American diet, consumers turn to chicken more than any other meat source. According to Statista, the average American consumed nearly 99 pounds of the popular protein in 2022—about 67% more than beef. That means big business for grocery stores and restaurants alike. In fact, there are numerous chains that devote the vast majority of their menu to chicken.

2. Krispy Krunchy Chicken

With nearly 3,000 locations across 47 states, one could argue that Krispy Krunchy Chicken is pretty much everywhere already. But that belief is being put to the test this year as the chain eyes rapid expansion. The quick-service chain, which specializes in Cajun-spiced fried chicken, opened an impressive 500 new locations in 2023 alone. It intends to top that growth in 2024 with an additional 700 new planned stores.

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