Likely inspired by the success of its mega-popular chicken sandwich, Popeyes is rolling out another chicken item at select locations. The chain has brought back chicken nuggets, which were cut from nationwide menus back in 2012. The new nuggets have recently been spotted at select locations around the country. They look a lot like the chicken patty from the chain’s famous Classic Chicken Sandwich—made with white meat and coated with a crispy buttermilk breading.
This might not be what you’d expect during a pandemic-fueled recession….but Americans started a record number of small businesses in 2020. Nearly 4.5 million business applications were filed last year — an increase of 24% from the year before. Recessions typically see a drop in business formation as personal assets are wiped out. That businesses are forming at such a high rate indicates underlying optimism about the economy, as well as a potential well of new jobs for people once vaccinations are available.