The wait is finally over. After years of development, KFC will launch a plant-based fried chicken menu in partnership with Beyond Meat. Starting Monday, January 10, KFC customers nationwide will be able to purchase a six- or 12-piece bucket of Beyond Fried Chicken.
“From day one, the mission was simple: to make Kentucky’s famous fried chicken from plants,” said Kevin Hochman, president of KFC US, in a recent press release shared with Eat this, not that! âAnd now, over two years later, we can say ‘mission accomplished’. “
KFC was the first quick-service restaurant in the United States to offer plant-based chicken when it began testing its iterations of Beyond Fried Chicken at select locations in August 2019. Testing began in Atlanta and quickly spread to select Nashville and Charlotte restaurants in 2020. After a final test at select Southern California restaurants (where the menu item sold out within a week), KFC and Beyond Meat knew they had a product ready for the masses.
According to the press release, Beyond Fried Chicken is “filled with delicious flavor” and has the “juicy satisfaction you’d get from KFC’s iconic fried chicken, but in a plant-based option that’s still good at licking them. fingers “.
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“We couldn’t be more proud to partner with KFC to deliver a premier product that not only delivers the delicious experience consumers expect from this iconic chain, but also delivers the added benefits of plant-based meat.” , said Ethan Brwon. , Founder and CEO of Beyond Meat, in their press release. âWe’re really excited to make it available to our customers across the country. “
You can purchase Beyond Fried Chicken with a choice of KFC dip: honey, barbecue, ranch, honey mustard, or KFC sauce. Enjoy chicken a la carte or get a plant-based combo with KFC’s Secret Recipe Fries and a medium drink. Prices for Beyond Fried Chicken start at $ 6.99 before taxes, and prices may vary depending on location.
Along with this âKentucky Fried Miracleâ, KFC will allow customers at participating locations to skip the queue at the wheel by ordering the KFC Quick Pop-Up option on their app or online, to park in dedicated VIP parking spaces and to collect their food. hot and ready to go.
This plant-based chicken innovation was originally the first of its kind in production, but is currently not the only plant-based chicken available on the market. Recently, Panda Express launched a plant-based version of their iconic Orange Chicken, also in partnership with Beyond Meat. Burger King also offers vegan plant-based chicken nuggets in the UK, but currently there are no plant-based chicken nuggets options available in the US.
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