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KFC’s Vegan Chicken Experiment Gets Sold Out in Five Hours

| Published on August 30, 2019

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On Tuesday, KFC, the fast-food chain tested ‘Beyond Fried Chicken’ in the U.S.

KFC became the first fast-food chain to introduce plant-based chicken in the U.S. by partnering with Beyond Meat. Beyond Fried Chicken is only available at one Atlanta location for a limited test.

A KFC representative said that in about five hours on Tuesday, the restaurant sold as many plant-based boneless wings and nuggets as it would sell of its popular popcorn chicken in an entire week.

The representative said, “KFC started talking with various plant-based suppliers this spring and decided to launch this very initial, limited test in Atlanta.” The company wanted to gauge interest in plant-based options from KFC customers as per the representative.

KFC has now joined several other major fast-food companies in making meat alternatives more mainstream, but for a limited time period for now.

Burger King began testing its plant-based Impossible Whopper around the United States.

Partnered with Impossible Foods, the Impossible Whopper is billed as “100% Whopper, 0% beef” and comprises a flame-grilled patty topped with tomatoes, onions, lettuce, mayonnaise, ketchup and pickles on a sesame seed bun.

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Dunkin’s signature breakfast sandwich got a makeover when the brand teamed up with Beyond Meat to serve the Beyond Sausage Breakfast Sandwich in July. The item is currently available only in Manhattan.

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Even though many brands are coming forward and embracing the plant-based meat alternatives, there are many that are sticking with their traditional recipes.

In India, KFC has worked a menu targetting its vegetarian customers. That was a first for a food giant like KFC to think beyond the lines.

Brands have been working hard to evolve with time. That is how they aim to stay in the run for long.


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