KFC Just Released Their First Plant-Based Fried Chicken!
It's only available in one KFC branch in the US for now.
Living a vegetarian or vegan lifestyle is not readily accessible for everyone, nor does everyone have the budget to do so. Maybe, that's about to change as KFC¬†recently rolled out plant-based chicken alternatives.
It's a huge leap from being the brand that is known for juicy Kentucky Fried Chicken to one that could possibly make faux chicken meat as a staple on their menu. Last May, Kevin Hochman, the president of KFC's US Business, was meeting with a company that makes alternative meat. He tells Business Insider, "If you would have asked me six months ago, I would have said no, to be completely honest with you. Because we're about fried chicken."
Since there has been a demand for meatless options, KFC teamed up with Beyond Meat to create Beyond Fried Chicken. For those who are not familiar with Beyond Meat, this is a company that produces plant-based meat substitutes, such as the Beyond Burger-that's available in Grand Hyatt Manila, Beyond Beef, Beyond Sausage, and Beyond Beef Crumbles.
The new Beyond Fried Chicken is a plant-based fried chicken that is only available at one KFC branch in Atlanta¬†for now Whether it will be available in more locations or to be sold nationally, will depend on the feedback of the customers.
What are your thoughts about faux meat?