It’s Kentucky Fried “Chicken.”
The fast-food joint will soon have Colonel Sanders-approved meatless options with the arrival of plant-based fried chicken meals.
Through a pilot program, the chain will partner with Beyond Meat to test out vegetarian chicken at one of its Atlanta locations, the company said Monday.
“The new plant-based Beyond Fried Chicken offers the finger lickin’ good fried chicken flavor only KFC can deliver as a perfect choice for those searching for plant-based meat options on-the-go,” KFC said.
As part of the partnership, KFC will have on the menu Beyond nuggets and boneless wings, which it boasts will be identical in taste to traditional chicken.
“KFC Beyond Fried Chicken is so delicious, our customers will find it difficult to tell that it’s plant-based,” KFC president Kevin Hochman said in a statement. “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!’”
For now, however, Beyond fried chicken will only be available to customers beginning Tuesday at the Cobb Parkway location in Atlanta.
“KFC has a history of frequently testing unique and craveable menu items as a part of the brand’s food innovation strategy, considering food trends and evaluating customer feedback to KFC’s test offerings,” the chain said.