Chicken is the new beef. According to a Priceonomics report, this is the first time in over 100 years that the U.S. chicken consumption has exceeded beef, reaching about 60 pounds per person per year. A large reason for this peak is due to its sheer versatility and its affordable price -- chicken has become a staple in every country. This also increases the number of brands competing in the space as hundreds of chicken franchises have opened all over the world, trying to take on the big players. We’ve looked into the top emerging brands in the industry who might have the ability to become the next Chick-fil-A or KFC.