KFC testing meat-free fried chicken at single location

Fox News | 8/26/2019 | Michael Hollan
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KFC is the latest fast-food chain to test going beyond meat.

KFC announced that they will be testing new menu items featuring plant-based chicken. The company is teaming up with Beyond Meat, which also has partnered with Dunkin’ and Subway to bring meat-free options to their menus.

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Starting on Aug. 27, customers in Atlanta will be able to try the new Beyond Fried Chicken. While the test is being run at only one location in Cobb Parkway, customers will have the option of trying the new item as either nuggets or wings, which can be tossed in Nashville Hot, Buffalo or Honey BBQ sauce.

While other restaurants are testing plant-based meat options, KFC will be the first national "quick-service restaurant" to introduce a plant-based chicken option.

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

Beyond Meat founder and CEO Ethan Brown said:...
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