KFC launches much-anticipated plant-based fried chicken in US

The plant-based Beyond Fried Chicken was developed by Beyond Meat exclusively for KFC.
  • Nusra Deputy Features Editor
KFC

KFC and Beyond Meat® are kicking off the new year with a Kentucky Fried Miracle as the highly-anticipated plant-based Beyond Fried Chicken makes its nationwide debut in the US.

Beginning Monday, January 10, KFC restaurants across the country will offer Beyond Fried Chicken for a limited time.

The plant-based Beyond Fried Chicken was developed by Beyond Meat exclusively for KFC. It’s packed with delicious flavor and the juicy satisfaction that you’d expect from KFC’s iconic fried chicken but in a plant-based option that’s still finger lickin’ good.

“The mission from day one was simple – make the world-famous Kentucky Fried Chicken from plants. And now over two years later we can say, ‘mission accomplished,” shared Kevin Hochman, President, KFC US that first tested Beyond Fried Chicken in August 2019 as a part of a limited-run test in Atlanta.

In 2020, it expanded the test to select restaurants in Nashville and Charlotte.

“We couldn’t be prouder to partner with KFC to offer a best-in-class product that not only delivers the delicious experience consumers expect from this iconic chain, but also provides the added benefits of plant-based meat,” addded Ethan Brown, Founder and CEO, Beyond Meat.

A subsidiary of Yum Brands, KFC operates more than 26,000 KFC restaurants in over 145 countries and territories around the world.

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