Beyond Meat is infiltrating the fast food world with plant-based options, giving many consumers the meatless options that weren’t accessible before. They’ve managed to get onto menus at Carl’s Jr., Del Taco, Tim Horton’s, Dunkin’, and Subway. And there is no end in sight for their fast food domination because now they’ll even be on the menu at a place that’s very name is all about meat, Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC).
Although the fast food restaurants listed above are now offering plant-based sausages, burgers, and meatballs, KFC will be the first to test plant-based chicken.
Starting today, August 27th, KFC will be testing the plant-based chicken in one store only in Atlanta at the Cobb Parkway restaurant near SunTrust Park. It will be available in the form of nuggets with choice of dipping sauce or boneless wings tossed in one of three sauces. Each option is available as a six or 12-piece combo meal, which include a side and medium drink. The six-piece nuggets cost $6.49, and the twelve-piece costs $8.49. The six-piece boneless wings cost $6 and the twelve-piece wings cost $12.
Kevin Hochman, president and chief concept officer, KFC U.S says, “KFC Beyond Fried Chicken is so delicious, our customers will find it difficult to tell that it’s plant-based. 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!”
If customers think the plant-based chicken is “finger lickin’ good,” then it may become available at other locations with either a broader test of a national rollout.