Friday, May 17, 2019

Chicken gaining on burgers

NPD Inc. said its most recent tally of customer receipts for foodservice outlets across the United States indicates chicken sandwiches are gaining on hamburgers.

But burgers still rule at 14.7 orders per restaurant customer in the year that ended in February compared with 8.7 for chicken sandwiches.

Counting meal orders that included a burger or chicken sandwich, burgers came in first at 14.1 per cent and chicken sandwiches second at 6.5 per cert.

Chicken sandwich orders increased by four per cent to four billion last year while hamburger orders held steady at 8.6 billion.