Chick-fil-A Has Overtaken KFC to Become America’s Largest Chicken Chain

Rejoice? Photo: Courtesy of Chick-Fil-A

Sometimes controversial fast-food chain Chick-fil-A now controls 26 percent of the limited-service chicken market, wresting top honors from Colonel Sanders’s brood, whose new share stands at 22 percent, according to a report published by Janney Capital Markets. The Georgia-based chain now serves sandwiches six of the week’s seven days in 36 states, and 108 more locations are on the way this year alone. Its ties to anti-gay messages and groups is of course the reason the chain usually makes the news, which is why the company has undertaken a biblical-sounding image “cleaning” as it gears up for its wider coast-to-coast roll-out. [WSJ]