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KFC Joins Meatless Food Trend and Adds Plant-Based Nuggets and Wings to the Menu

KFC Joins Meatless Food Trend and Adds Plant-Based Nuggets and Wings to the Menu

Lovers of all the new plant-based meatless burger options offered on restaurant menus across the nation will be excited to hear about KFC’s plans to dip their toes in the new food trend. The Beyond Meat and Impossible Burgers are tempting alternatives for those who do not eat meat or even those looking for a more environmentally friendly or heart healthier option. We have mostly just seen beef-alternatives offered at our local restaurants, until now. 

NPR reports about KFC’s new partnership with Beyond Meat to offer a chicken-less alternative for those looking to indulge in their nuggets and boneless wings. So far, the fast-food fried chicken restaurant is testing the immitation poultry products in just one location in the Atlanta, Georgia area, but plans to expand the menu options according to customer response.

KFC officials are pretty certain customers will have a similar positive response to the faux-chicken as the meatless burgers are getting at popular spots like Burger King. President and chief concept officer of KFC U.S., Kevin Hochman says the new menu offerings taste a lot like the real thing and is sure customers will agree. Hochman explains, “KFC Beyond Fried Chicken is so delicious, our customers will find it difficult to tell that it's plant-based. I think we've all heard 'it tastes like chicken' — well our customers are going to be amazed and say, 'it tastes like Kentucky Fried Chicken!’”

What do you think of KFC offering plant-based “chicken” options on their menu?

Have you tried the Impossible Burger? What did you think?

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  • Apricotdreams By Apricotdreams
    10.11.19  

    As a person who has multiple illnesses I am very excited to hear about new plant based options. It?s good for the body.

  • Zoiebabee By Zoiebabee
    10.14.19  

    I haven't tried the plant food at KFC yet , but I bet it's yummy. Alternatives are a good thing.

  • KeishaGalmm By KeishaGalmm
    10.14.19  

    Omg, just when I decided to stop eating meat. This is awsome, this will be more money in there pocket. I can't wait to try it.

  • rolliepollie By rolliepollie
    10.29.19  

    I have heard the fake burger at Burger King was disgusting. And it costs 4 times the price of a regular whopper. So how many people are going to purchase it? Not many. I don't see me trying any plant based fake chicken. The thought alone makes me throw up a little.

  • janiea By janiea
    10.30.19  

    I have not tried the impossible burger but I would. Any of this would be interesting to try.

  • sonia23 By sonia23
    11.06.19  

    I haven't tried it yet, sounds interesting

  • dlcspeaks By dlcspeaks
    11.22.19  

    Nice addition for people that are on restrictive diets.

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