KFC will launch a nationwide version of fried chicken without meat after more than two years of development
Beyond Fried Chicken will be on the menu on January 10, according to a news release. It will be available while supplies last.
It will be sold a la carte, in a combo meal, or in a six- or 12-course order with prices starting at $6.99, the newsletter said.
KFC is accelerating the launch with a campaign that includes social media star Liza Koshy.
KFC developed Beyond Fried Chicken with Beyond Meat based on El Segundo. Testing begins in Atlanta in August 2019 and extended to Southern California in July 2020.
Beyond Meat has entered into a strategic partnership with the parent company of the chicken chain, Yum! Brand, in February. Yum other! Brands include Pizza Hut, The Habit Burger Grill and Taco Bell. The Irvine-based fast food giant has announced that it is working on Beyond Meat, but has canceled a trial of plant-based carne asada, according to the report. news report last year.
While Beyond Fried Chicken is plant-based, it’s “not made in a vegan/vegan way,” according to the bulletin’s caption.
Plant-based meats are growing in popularity and are listed by the National Restaurant Association hot trends for 2022. This year, Chipotle Mexican Grill added plant-based chorizo to its menu and Wienerschnitzel launches Vegetarian Dog trilogy.
Panda Express has also partnered with Beyond Meat on a plant-based version of its signature orange chicken. That item is being tested at restaurants in Los Angeles and Orange counties, according to the Rosemead chain’s website.
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