BIRMINGHAM, Ala., May 13, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Every day is biscuit day at Chester's, but May 14th is when the rest of the nation celebrates these fluffy handfuls of buttery goodness too. However you like your biscuits – topped with gravy for a Southern breakfast or on the side of your supper – Chester's has you covered.
Throughout history, "biscuits" were known as hard, flat cakes that were repeatedly baked to dry them out for storage. (They were named from the French for bis "twice" and cuit "cooked.") In the American South however, biscuit dough became leavened with baking powder and laced with buttermilk to produce feathery light rounds with a tender crumb. This style quickly spread in popularity, and now most North Americans favor this soft bread for breakfast, lunch and dinner. So much so, in fact, that May 14th every year has been designated National Biscuit Day!
At Chester's we've perfected perhaps the highest calling of the biscuit – the Chicken Biscuit. We begin by baking ours to a golden-buttered finish, then topping the split halves with our double hand-breaded chicken tenders. Our biscuits can also be topped with eggs, cheese, sausage or bacon for your own custom breakfast sandwich. And for the heartiest way to start your day, try Chester's biscuits and white gravy, made in the classic Southern style.
"Chester's biscuits are an integral part of our menu. They are a staple menu item for all of our retailers and have developed a fan base of their own," said Brian Simmons, Director of Operations for Chester's International.
Beyond breakfast, any time of the day calls for a biscuit, whether simply buttered or brushed with our gooey honey butter topping. Celebrate May 14th this year by stopping by your local Chester's location where they'll be fresh out of the oven for you.
Chester's has been a leader of quick serve restaurant (QSR) concepts for over 50 years. Chester's offers high quality, great tasting products, flexible locations, training and support. We only use fresh chicken that is specially marinated and double-breaded using a proprietary family recipe, and our menu includes bone-in, tenders and potato wedges as well as breakfast and homestyle sides. For more information, please visit Chester's at: www.chestersinternational.com.
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SOURCE Chester's International