The supplier's subsidiary units in China was convicted for selling substandard and expired meats to restaurants including McDonald's and KFC. However, the company argued that the verdict was unjust and inconsistent with the evidence presented in court.
Nashville's hot chicken has been the city's iconic dish for a long time, and KFC adopted the recipe as its newest menu. The promotion already began Thursday in the U.S and the menu was also launched worldwide.
It's a never-ending issue for McDonald's and other restaurants until they cease using antibiotics with their meat products. McDonald's received a "C" score for antibiotics overuse.
KFC, the world's largest chain of fried chicken restaurants, may face pressure from consumer and environmental groups to change how its poultry are raised after McDonald's Corp (MCD.N) said it would switch to chicken raised without human antibiotics.
McDonald's Corp's decision last week to phase out human antibiotics from its U.S. chicken supply will add to costs of production in a tight-margin business that are likely to be borne mostly by poultry companies.