Prepare to pay more for your favorite chicken sandwich

The American appetite for a post COVID-19 pandemic return to normal and popular fast food chicken sandwiches is driving up chicken prices. 

“The American consumer has been consuming more chicken recently, so you’ve got an increased demand of chicken products and you’ve got less hands on deck that can turn around and put the food to the restaurant,” said Zenput CEO Vladik Rikhter. “It creates a bit of havoc. We are up pretty significantly in chicken prices and there’s a shortage happening.”

Zenput works with restaurants and food stores helping them comply with safety regulations at more than 50,000 locations

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Ina Garten’s ‘All-Time Favorite Soup for Dinner’ Is Just as Delicious ‘the Next Day’

Ina Garten has many Barefoot Contessa soup recipes but there’s one she likes eating for dinner more than any other. 

Italian Wedding Soup is Ina Garten’s ‘all-time favorite soup for dinner’

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In a January 2020 post on her Barefoot Contessa website, Garten shared that she loves making her Italian Wedding Soup recipe on a cold night. Best of all, the Food Network star said it makes great leftovers. 

“It’s freezing in East Hampton, which means it’s

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NPR’s 50 Favorite Songs Of 1971 : World Cafe : NPR

Marvin Gaye’s hit record “What’s Going On” encapsulates the political turmoil of 1971 while also inspiring hope for change.

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Marvin Gaye’s hit record “What’s Going On” encapsulates the political turmoil of 1971 while also inspiring hope for change.

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Today, NPR celebrates the 50-year anniversary of our first on-air original show. For five decades, NPR and our member stations have shared the responsibility — and privilege — to serve the individual listener and promote their personal growth. To honor our time spent together, we turned back the clock

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How some of America’s favorite fast foods became popular

Food Americana

A former insurance agent was the genius behind White Castle; Academy Award-winner Yul Brenner had a starring role in making sushi popular; and a US president’s trip to China is one reason we order Kung Pao chicken in America. 

Those are just some of the nuggets served up in the new book, “Food Americana: The Remarkable People and Incredible Stories Behind America’s Favorite Dishes” (Mango Publishing) by David Page, the creator of the Food Network’s “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives.” 

Page looks at what and who shaped dishes, often imported from other countries, into unique American offerings. Here are

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Ina Garten’s Favorite Kitchen Color Ties in Perfectly With ‘Barefoot Contessa’ Recipes

Ina Garten carefully designed her kitchen to best suit her needs and part of her design included paint color. The Barefoot Contessa star shared why her favorite kitchen color is a perfect complement to the recipes she cooks.

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Ina Garten’s favorite kitchen color isn’t flashy for a reason

During a 2009 interview with House Beautiful magazine, Garten shared her thoughts on kitchen design, including the color that she painted the walls.

When the interviewer asked, “What kind of colors do you like to have around you in a kitchen and why?” Garten explained that her

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Iowa’s Favorite Drunk Fast Food is NOT Taco Bell

What do you crave after a night out?

The website Zippia set out to determine the most popular fast food place that people in each state stop at after a night out drinking. In order to complete the study, they say they needed to figure out two things:

1. The fast food everyone craves when drunk
2. Which fast food joints see the biggest influx of tipsy customers

They took a look at popular fast food places and their hours, plus Google Trends on some of the biggest drinking days of the year.

When it comes to fast food, my

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