Chinese chain Dicos swaps all its eggs for Just Egg alternatives

The restaurant chain, which has about 500 locations across the country, is the first major fast food company to swap plant-based ingredients in place of the animal version on multiple items on its menu, including three different breakfast burgers, three bagel sandwiches, and a “Western” breakfast plate. “It’s pretty rare to see outright replacement of an item on a menu, let alone doing it across seven different menu items simultaneously,” says Zak Weston, foodservice and supply chain manager at the Good Food Institute, a nonprofit focused on plant-based food. “As well as doing it across 500 locations.”

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The meals aren’t vegan; the chain, which is often compared to KFC, is serving the plant-based egg along with meat (although customers have the option to request a sandwich without meat or mayo). The restaurants also still offer a handful of items with eggs, such as a fried egg. But

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Restaurant chain in China apologizes for suggesting menu items based on customer weight

A Chinese food buffet. 

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A Chinese food buffet.
  • A chain restaurant in China apologized for weighing customers for food recommendations, CNN reported.

  • The popular Hunan chain Chuiyan Fried Beef asked customers to step on a scale to weigh themselves so that a guide could recommend dishes based on their weight. 

  • In efforts to build food security and reduce food waste, Chinese President Xi Jinping emphasized that fostering “a social environment where waste is shameful and thriftiness is applaudable,” state-run media reported.

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A restaurant chain in China publicly apologized for weighing customers to give them menu recommendations before entering the restaurant, CNN reported.

Chulyan Fried Beef, a popular chain based in Hunan, asked customers to step on scales so that they could weigh themselves before entering the restaurant. Based

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