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Beyond Meat and KFC Team Up to Taste Test Plant-Based Fried Chicken

. 3 min read . Written by Jennifer
Beyond Meat and KFC Team Up to Taste Test Plant-Based Fried Chicken

Beyond and KFC just made a 🚨public service announcement 🚨: they're teaming up to roll out fried plant-based nuggets and boneless wings! That's right, KFC, the fast-food chain known for their "finger lickin' good" fried chicken will now have Beyond Fried Chicken 😱The taste test samples will available on August 27th at one - yes, just one - location in Smyrna, Georgia near Atlanta's SunTrust Park (brb, booking our flights right now).

KFC is an iconic part of American culture and a brand that I, like so many consumers, grew up with. To be able to bring Beyond Fried Chicken, in all of its KFC-inspired deliciousness to market, speaks to our collective ability to meet the consumer where they are and accompany them on their journey,” Ethan Brown, founder, and CEO of El Segundo, California-based Beyond Meat, said in a prepared statement. "My only regret is not being able to see the legendary Colonel himself enjoy this important moment."

Next to the KFC's current menu items, the meatless Beyond Fried Chicken will be $1 each ($6 for a half-dozen and $12 for a dozen), and the nuggets are $6.49 for six and $8.49 for 12. Customers can buy four plant-based chicken nuggets a la carte for $1.99. The nuggets will be served with a choice of dipping sauce (the Sweet N Tangy is vegan-friendly) and as boneless wings tossed in Nashville Hot, Buffalo, or Honey BBQ sauces (none of which are vegan-friendly).

"KFC Beyond Fried Chicken is so delicious, our customers will find it difficult to tell that it's plant-based," said Kevin Hochman, chief concept officer for KFC US. "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!'"

With this hot new debut, KFC will become the first national fast-food restaurant to test Beyond Meat's plant-based chicken. Currently, Beyond Meat has meat substitutes available at fast-food chains such as Subway, Del Taco, Carl's Jr, Dunkin', and Tim Hortons. We're excited - you're excited. When was the last time anyone was this excited about fried chicken?! Can't wait to see what our friends at Beyond Meat will continue to do in the future!

If all this talk about plant-based fried chicken is getting your appetite all worked up, check out delicious plant-based nuggets and boneless wings available now at Mylk Guys! We've got nuggets from Alpha Foods, Fry's, and  Hodo. Are you more of a wings person? We've gotchu, too. Check out Gardein, Clean South, and Field Roast!

Original Chik'n Nugget from Alpha Foods, get it here
Thai Curry Nuggets from Hodo, get it here
Rice Protein & Chia Nuggets from Fry's, get it here
F Ruffalo Wings from Field Roast, get it here
Barbecue Chick'n Wings from Gardein, get it here
Vegan Buffalo Wings from Clean South, get it here