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·         KFC’s new plant-based Beyond Fried Chicken may pose a problem for vegans, vegetarians

… the new offering, which is made with plant-based ingredients, will not be “prepared in a vegan/vegetarian manner,” according to the press release…

 

·         Beyond Meat gives up early gain after KFC Confirms plant-based chicken

… In September, KFC’s U.S. head, Kevin Hochman, told Bloomberg News that the goal was to replicate a tenderloin or strip piece of chicken with whole muscle fibers…

 

 

KFC’s new plant-based Beyond Fried Chicken may pose a problem for vegans, vegetarians

 

by: Michael Bartiromo, Nexstar Media Wire  

Jan 7, 2022

 

(NEXSTAR) – KFC’s new Beyond Fried Chicken is coming to restaurants across the country — but it may not be suitable for customers seeking a vegan or vegetarian option.

 

On Wednesday, KFC and Beyond Meat announced the nationwide rollout of plant-based Beyond Fried Chicken, to be available at participating KFC locations as of Jan. 10 while supplies last. However, the new offering, which is made with plant-based ingredients, will not be “prepared in a vegan/vegetarian manner,” according to the press release.

 

More specifically, the new Beyond Fried Chicken will be cooked in shared fryers in the chain’s kitchens, a representative for the chain confirmed to Nexstar.

 

KFC’s new Beyond Fried Chicken, meanwhile, was said to be the first plant-based chicken option to be served at any U.S. quick-service restaurant upon its debut in Aug. 2019, during early tests in Atlanta. The following year, KFC’s plant-based chicken was tested in Nashville, Charlotte and Southern California.

 

The latest iteration was developed exclusively for KFC in partnership with Beyond Meat...

 

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Beyond Meat gives up early gain after KFC Confirms plant-based chicken

 

Leslie Patton and Catherine Larkin - Bloomberg News (TNS)

via The Daily Items (PA) - Jan 7, 2022

 

Beyond Meat Inc. erased earlier gains after Yum! Brands Inc. confirmed its KFC restaurants will start selling plant-based chicken on Jan. 10.

 

Beyond Fried Chicken will be offered for a limited time at KFC restaurants across the U.S., the companies said Wednesday in a statement. The product will be available as a combo meal or a la carte in six- or 12-piece orders. Prices start at $6.99, excluding taxes, and may vary by location.

 

The launch marks a new step in the partnership between the two brands. KFC in 2020 tested faux-chicken nuggets from Beyond Meat in about 70 locations in two states after the success of an initial trial.

 

At the time, the companies had said they were looking to offer a product that looked and tasted like real meat sliced from a chicken. In September, KFC’s U.S. head, Kevin Hochman, told Bloomberg News that the goal was to replicate a tenderloin or strip piece of chicken with whole muscle fibers.

 

Beyond Meat and KFC said Wednesday that the plant-based chicken isn’t prepared in a vegan or vegetarian manner. Plans for the launch were first reported Tuesday afternoon by CNBC...

 

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