America’s Largest Asian Chain Is Selling Out of This New Chicken Dish

A beloved Chinese food chain recently took a risk when they introduced a progressive protein dish to their menu. It turns out, that move was a success—so much that they’re looking to take this item wider.

Last month, in collaboration with Beyond Meat, Panda Express introduced a vegan version of their bestselling Orange Chicken dish, calling the plant-based remix “Beyond the Original Orange Chicken.”

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Their aim, as they confirmed with Eat This, Not That! last month, was to test the plant-based item only in 10 Southern California and New York locations to help determine whether it could resonate across more markets. Based on the response, that seems likely.

This week, Insider reported that Panda Express sold through 1,300 pounds of the product on the launch’s first day. Meanwhile, the California locations that served the new dish sold out entirely “in

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Biryani To Noodles On The Menu Of India’s Largest Pizza Chain Dominos

India’s largest pizza chain is trying to cut reliance on its pies.

Jubilant Foodworks Ltd., operator of Domino’s outlets, now also sells kebabs to noodles. In the last year and a half, the company has opened the Chinese cuisine chain Hong’s Kitchen and Ekdum! biryani restaurants.

Biryani is India’s most-ordered dish and Chinese is the second-largest foodservice category, according to data compiled by Swiggy based on online orders. Jubilant Foodworks’ entry in these two segments comes after the acquisition of Barbeque Nation, a grill-themed chain. The company continues to explore growth avenues outside pizzas, more so when the pandemic hurt hotels and restaurants the most.

Diversification into different geographies and cuisines makes the Jubilant Foodworks business less cyclical, ICICI Securities said in a note. The restaurant operator can derive synergies from Barbeque Nation and a better negotiating power with suppliers and food aggregators, it said.

BloombergQuint awaits a response to

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50 Largest Restaurant Chains in America

Some of the most popular restaurant chains in the country aren’t the most successful. While customers may report how much they like (or dislike) a restaurant on surveys, the true way to tell whether a restaurant is popular or not is to look at where those customers put their money—not where they put their mouth.

That’s why we consulted Nation’s Restaurant News’ 2020 Top 200 report on the top 50 chains with the highest systemwide total sales to determine the largest popular restaurant chains in America. Every year, NRN compiles the data for this report to reveal an “in-depth look at the health of the industry and the performance of its biggest players.”

Our list—ranked from lowest to highest in sales—is made up of popular restaurant chains with many locations nationwide (like Chick-fil-A, Burger King, and McDonald’s) as well as regional restaurant chains (like Culver’s

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