Plant-based proteins are growing in popularity. According to the NPD Group, shipments of plant-based protein increased by 20% in 2018. Veggie burgers and other meat substitute options abound. With this increase in plant-based protein options, some may wonder whether chicken is still a relevant menu option. We’re, of course, firmly in camp chicken. Here are just a few of the reasons we believe chicken is — and will continue to be — in high demand on menus across the country.