KFC Introduces Vegan Fried ‘Chicken’ And It’s Sure You Won’t Know The Difference
By Izza Sofia, 27 Aug 2019
KFC has partnered with Los Angeles plant-based producer Beyond Meat, famed for its convincing beef substitutes, to develop a plant-based “fried chicken.”
‘Beyond Fried Chicken’ will be incorporated as different menu options, including “chicken” nuggets and boneless “wings.”
As a trial run, ‘Beyond Fried Chicken’ will only be sold at the KFC outlet in Atlanta, Georgia, at the Cobb Partway restaurant on 27 August. Interested patrons can taste the new offerings as complimentary samples with any purchase of a KFC menu item.
The nuggets can be purchased in packs of either six or 12 for US$6.49 and US$8.49 respectively. The ‘Boneless Beyond Fried Chicken’ wings are also available in six- or 12-piece options, retailing for US$6 and US$12 respectively. They are served with ‘Nashville Hot’, ‘Buffalo’ or ‘Honey BBQ’ sauce.
Speaking about the surprising additions, Kevin Hochman, KFC US’ president and chief concept officer, said they taste believable enough to fool fast food fans into thinking they are real chicken. “Our customers will find it difficult to tell that it’s plant-based,” he said in a press statement.
Vegetarian or plant-based menu offerings have risen in popularity due to technological advancements that make them seem more meat-like. Recently, Burger King worked with Impossible Foods to release a vegetarian ‘Whopper’. KFC UK itself also released an ‘Imposter’ burger it described as “a triumph of deception.”
It’s Kentucky Fried Chicken but it’s made with @BeyondMeat. It’s confusing, but it’s also delicious. Feast on these Kentucky Fried miracles tomorrow while they last at KFC in Atlanta, Georgia. pic.twitter.com/lC5oYM1cmk— KFC (@kfc) August 26, 2019
ICYMI: Tomorrow, Beyond Fried Chicken™ will make its debut in a limited one store test in Atlanta, GA, crowning @kfc as the 1st U.S. national QSR to introduce plant-based chicken!— Beyond Meat (@BeyondMeat) August 26, 2019
Learn more here ➡️ https://t.co/bzAPzt5HJQ pic.twitter.com/ES35VOdSfA
[via People, opening image via KFC]
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