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KFC may have found a hit with healthy eaters and animal rights activists after its new meatless chicken sold out in only five hours at one of the company's Atlanta restaurants.
As unorthodox as a plant-based option for chicken nuggets and boneless wings sounds, vegans, vegetarians and others turned out in droves at the franchise's location near the city's Sunset Park section on Tuesday.
Kentucky - Fried - Miracle - KFC - Response
'Yes, it is truly a Kentucky Fried Miracle,' KFC tweeted in response to the love - or perhaps curiosity - over its new healthy fare.
The debut was for a one-time roll out. KFC plans to use customer feedback to decide on when it may do a national campaign, the company said in a released statement.
Chicken - Sandwich - Wars - Competitors - Chick-fil-A
As recent chicken sandwich wars have heated up between competitors Chick-fil-A and Popeye's, the Louisville-based KFC has slipped in with menu options that appeal to fast-food lovers wanting to beef up on protein.
In other cases, the plant-based 'chicken' has appeal to vegans, vegetarians and eaters who avoid meat out of respect to animals.
KFC - Feat - 'finger - Lickin - Flavor
KFC said it accomplished this culinary feat by adding its 'finger lickin' good fried chicken flavor' to plant-based meat supplied by its partner, Beyond Meat.
'It's confusing, but it's also delicious,' admitted KFC in another tweet.
Meatless - Chicken - Debut
Whether complicated to understand, the meatless chicken debut got...
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