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Trending this week: KFC is the latest restaurant chain to offer college tuition coverage

This week on Nation's Restaurant News the top story was Menu Tracker: New items from Arby’s, Tim Hortons, and Red Lobster. Plus innovation at Another Broken Egg, Blimpie, Fuzzy’s Taco Shop, Huddle House, Ike’s Love & Sandwiches, Insomnia Cookies, Salad Station, Salsarita’s, Smashburger, Studio Movie Grill, Veggie Grill, Velvet Taco, and Wetzel’s Pretzels. 

In other news, starting in February, KFC restaurant employees will be eligible to receive a tuition-free degree from Western Governors University, an accredited online university focused on competency-based education versus semester completion. Through the partnership, KFC restaurant employees can choose from more than 60 different bachelor's and master's degree programs and certification programs. Employees are eligible on their first day on the job, and WGU also offers rolling start dates each month for flexibility to enroll at any time.

Also, NRN editors discuss cell-cultured meats, unionization, and hiring. Plus hear from Mani Bhushan, founder of Taco Ocho

See what else was trending on this week. 


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