KFC & # 39; s sells MEATLESS chicken nuggets and boneless wings in just five hours in restaurant Atlanta – anticipating possible national rollout of vegetable products with Beyond Meat
KFC may have found a hit with healthy eaters and animal rights activists after the new meatless chicken sold out in one of the company's restaurants in Atlanta in just five hours.
As unorthodox as a plant-based option for chicken nuggets and boneless wings, vegans, vegetarians and others flocked to the franchise location near the Sunset Park section of the city on Tuesday.
& # 39; Yes, it really is a Kentucky Fried Miracle, & # 39; tweeted KFC in response to love – or perhaps curiosity – about its new healthy fare.
KFC may have found a hit with animal rights activists from healthy eaters after the new meatless chicken sold out in one of the company's restaurants in Atlanta in just five hours
Healthy eaters, and perhaps the curious, came in large numbers in Atlanta to try out the new meatless chicken nuggets from KFC (above) and boneless wings made from vegetable, processed meat
The new vegetable menu options from KFC were attractive for fast food enthusiasts who want to use protein. In other cases the vegetable chicken is attractive to vegans, vegetarians and eaters who avoid meat out of respect for animals
The debut was for a one-off rollout. KFC plans to use customer feedback to decide when to do a national campaign, the company said in a released statement.
While recent chicken bread wars between competitors Chick-fil-A and Popeye & # 39; s have warmed up, the Louisville-based KFC has adopted menu options that are attractive to fast-food enthusiasts who want to cut protein.
In other cases the vegetable chicken is attractive to vegans, vegetarians and eaters who avoid meat out of respect for animals.
KFC said it had accomplished this culinary achievement through its & # 39; finger lickin & # 39; add good fried chicken flavor to vegetable meat supplied by its partner, Beyond Meat.
& # 39; It's confusing, but it's also delicious & # 39 ;, KFC admitted in another tweet.
Whether it's complicated to understand, the meatless chicken debut got multiple nodes on social media, even from celebrities.
& # 39; This is the first time I have ever had Plantbase (sic) nuggets and they were right !!! The sauce in the ad is honey mustard that is vegetarian (sic), so I went with the barbq (sic) & # 39 ;, rapper Jermaine Dupri wrote in a post on Instagram claiming he was the first to enjoy the food.
California-based Beyond Meat has also helped Dunkin & # 39; Donuts roll out a meatless sausage and egg breakfast sandwich, and has partnered with Subway for the marinara meatball subs.
However, the launch of vegetable fast food did not always go smoothly.
The meatless chicken debut received multiple buckling points on social media, even from celebrities such as Rapper Jamaine Dupri, who claimed on Instagram to be the first to enjoy the new vegetable fast food from KFC
The competitor of Beyond Meat, Impossible Foods and Burger King, celebrated that customers were partying the same way with & # 39; Impossible Whoppers & # 39 ;.
That was until some observers complained that the sandwiches were not completely meatless if they were still being cooked on the same grills that were used for real meat.
However, the controversies have done little to delay the rise of vegetable fast food. Impossible Foods is responsible for supplying the meatless sliders in White Castle and Beyond Meat takes care of the pie in the TGI Friday cheeseburger.
There was still a lot of gratitude for BK and other companies that went the way to processed, plant-based foods, including from a healthy eater who tweeted: & 5 years ago, when I became a vegetarian, you would hardly have found vegetable meat anywhere & # 39;
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