Here are the 10 most-read poultry consumer trends articles during the first half of 2022

1. KFC’s Beyond Fried Chicken is a fake (blog)

Austin Alonzo: The first fake chicken foray in the fast food fryer is a dud.

2. Dunkin’ Donuts introduces omelet bites on its new menu

To kick off the new year, Dunkin’ Donuts has released a new egg-containing breakfast product called Omelet Bites.

3. War in Ukraine will affect chicken consumption

The impact of the volatility caused by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine could have repercussions for U.S. chicken consumers.

4. Doctors warn TikTokers about dangerous sleepy chicken trend (blog)

Elizabeth Doughman: Don’t combine NyQuil and chicken breasts to treat cold and flu symptoms, doctors and other medical professionals advised TikTok users. This feels like it should be a ‘no, duh’ moment, but evidently ‘sleepy chicken’ is the latest fad.

5. Kylie Jenner’s opinion of agriculture really does matter (blog)

Roy Graber: Few people involved in animal agriculture probably ever give much thought to what reality television star Kylie Jenner thinks about their industry.

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6. McDonald’s, KFC temporarily pause operations in Russia

Quick service restaurant chains McDonald’s and KFC have halted all Russian business following the country’s invasion of Ukraine.

7. Vital Farms considers expansion into broiler industry

Vital Farms functions as a pasture-raised egg producer, but the company could disrupt the broiler and dairy industries in the future.

8. World per capita egg consumption record broken by Mexico, again (blog)

Benjamin Ruiz: While gathering data for Latin American production and consumption of chicken and eggs in 2021, I admit I was surprised by the annual per capita egg consumption of Mexico reported by the National Poultry Producers association – 409 eggs per person!

9. McDonald’s to begin expanded McPlant tests on February 14

McDonald’s plans to make the plant-based McPlant Burger available at 600 restaurants in San Francisco, California, and Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas, beginning on February 14, 2022.

10. Viral egg sandwich makes me want to eat breakfast out again (blog)

Elizabeth Doughman: Sandwiches from a South Korean breakfast chain called Egg Drop went viral on TikTok and now I badly miss my pre-pandemic Sunday ritual of going out for breakfast.