Chicken popped up in new ways on more quickservice menus this year, from Burger King's roll-out of its most ambitious chicken menu to new premium sandwiches at Wendy's and Sonic to McDonald's chicken snacks. The list of diverse menu trends also includes the continuing popularity of bacon, the rise in snacking and the return to indulgent desserts.
Hurricane Sandy's wrath was felt keenly by many food banks in the affected area, along with the hundreds of smaller community food pantries and organizations they serve. Many are scrambling to find the turkeys and trimmings they'll need to provide clients with Thanksgiving dinner next week.
The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. officially has a chairman and a vice chairman, after the Senate confirmed Martin Gruenberg and Thomas Hoenig, respectively. Republicans had held up final action so Mitt Romney could fill the positions if he became president.
Burger King has been named the official quickservice sponsor of USA Basketball under a marketing partnership set to launch next month in advance of the London Olympics. Burger King will debut commemorative cups celebrating the 1992 USA Basketball Dream Team.
Arby's has created its first social media campaign to promote a limited-time sandwich set to debut this weekend. The company's multichannel approach includes ramping up activity on an existing Facebook page and using Twitter for the first time. The chain's inaugural tweets come well after many of its competitors, and the move leaves Burger King as the only major quickservice chain without a Twitter ID, QSRWeb.com reports.