Fake Meat Parade: Fake Chicken Coming to KFC

KFC is the latest chain to dip its toes into the fake meat parade.

The BBC reports KFC to Trial Plant-Based Nuggets and Wings in US.

It has teamed up with vegan food maker Beyond Meat to offer meatless nuggets and wings for the limited US trial run.

KFC is one of many fast-food chains experimenting with plant-based food. Burger King announced a plant-based Whopper earlier this year, while Subway has also said it will test plant-based meatballs.

Shares in vegan firm soar 163% on first day.

The vegetarian 'meat' aimed at replacing the real thing

According to its press release, KFC's Beyond Fried Chicken will be offered at one restaurant in Atlanta on 27 August and will still be "finger lickin' good", as its slogan promises.

Finger Lookin' Good?

This beyond meat craze is due to implode the moment every place offers it.

Meanwhile please note that people lick their fingers primarily because they are greasy.

Mike "Mish" Shedlock

Comments (55)
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Latkes
Latkes

Amerika is really going full retard.

SMF
SMF

We like our meat, rare when possible, but that beyond meat stuff is tasty.

Sechel
Sechel

whether its the meatless burger at burger king or fake chicken at kfc these are not healthy choices. not sure who the target audience is for this but its certainly not vegans or the informed consumer who reads nutrition labels

Sechel
Sechel

never would have seen a kfc meal as comparable to an empire free range chicken breast. i've often joked that its not really chicken anyway. maybe the meatless chicken is a safer choice. don't really trust what these fast food places are preparing. the food never looks like the photo

wootendw
wootendw

People eat less fried chicken than they did decades ago, primarily because of the calories in the fat, or because they think the fat itself is bad for you (not true for all fats). I avoid it because of the bread. Health-wise, the least thing to worry about is the chicken, whether white meat or dark. Unless KFC stops selling real chicken entirely, 'virtue' vegans not likely to eat at KFC. And if they remove the chicken entirely, they'll go out of business.