The food giant announced it was discontinuing all of its chicken-based recipes, which were introduced in 2018.
It also said it would no longer use the word friedel in its advertising, instead using the term “fried chicken.”
The news comes amid a backlash from fans who believe friedel is offensive and outdated.
Many are calling for a boycott of friedel restaurants, according to a petition that was started by blogger Matt D’Agostino.
“This is an extremely hurtful, offensive, and outdated word,” D’Angelo said.
“If it’s okay for people to say that it’s disgusting, it’s OK for me to say it is disgusting.
The word is offensive.”
D’Agosta also says he will stop using the word “fried” in his work and will use other words instead.
He told ESPN that he will no longer be using the words “fries” or “fried sauce” when he creates products.
“I have to stop using ‘fried chicken’ and the word ‘fried’ to refer to everything,” he said.
Friedel, a company that manufactures a range of products including fried doughnuts, breadsticks, and sausage rolls, started selling fried chicken and other products in restaurants in the 1990s.
It has been sold in the U.S. since 2002.
The company was spun off from Darden Restaurants in 2020, and its products were sold in stores, restaurants, and other outlets throughout the country.
While friedel has been around for a while, it hasn’t been widely used in the industry.
The U.K.’s Independent and Daily Mail reported in January that the word is a slang term for fried chicken, which is not a condiment.
It is not an ingredient in any fried chicken product.
A Darden spokesperson told ESPN the company doesn’t use the term in its branding.
“Darden’s fried chicken brands are the most authentic and widely-used chicken dishes on the planet,” the spokesperson said.