KFC is testing meatless chicken nuggets in the US

KFC is testing meatless chicken nuggets in the US

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Kentucky Fried Chicken became the first national U.S. QSR (quick service restaurant) to introduce a plant-based chicken, in partnership with Beyond Meat. Beyond Fried Chicken will make its debut August 27 in a limited test.

Beyond Meat began developing its revolutionary plant-based meat in 2009 and since then has introduced several breakthrough products across the brand’s beef, pork and poultry platforms. The announcement of plant-based chicken makes the KFC and Beyond Meat partnership a unique one and the first of its kind in the U.S. QSR space.

The new plant-based Beyond Fried Chicken offers fried chicken flavor as a choice for those searching for plant-based meat options on-the-go.

Atlantans will be the first to get a taste of KFC’s new Beyond Fried Chicken as part of an exclusive, one restaurant test at the Cobb Parkway restaurant near SunTrust Park in Atlanta (2637 Cobb Pkwy South East, Smyrna, Ga.).

Beyond Fried Chicken is available in nuggets with choice of dipping sauce, like KFC’s signature Finger Lickin’ Good sauce, or boneless wings tossed in one of three delicious sauce options: Nashville Hot, Buffalo or Honey BBQ.

“KFC Beyond Fried Chicken is so delicious, our customers will find it difficult to tell that it’s plant-based,” said Kevin Hochman, president and chief concept officer, KFC U.S. “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!'”

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