The non-meat fried chicken was developed by Beyond Meat exclusively for KFC, and is advertised to be finger lickin’ good, like the real thing.
Kentucky Fried Chicken was the first national U.S. chain to introduce plant-based chicken, in 2019, when it tested its first iteration of Beyond Fried Chicken in as a part of a limited-run test in Atlanta. The launch was an overwhelming success with the test store selling out in less than five hours.
In 2020, Kentucky Fried Chicken and Beyond Meat expanded the test to select restaurants in Nashville and Charlotte and in Southern California, which led to another sell-out in just one week.
Beyond Fried Chicken is served with a choice of favorite KFC dipping sauces including Honey BBQ, Ranch, Honey Mustard and KFC Sauce.
It is available as KFC’s first ever plant-based combo meal with Secret Recipe Fries and a medium drink, or à la carte in six or 12-piece orders.
Prices start at $6.99, plus tax, and may vary by location.
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Fans can skip the drive-thru line by ordering through KFC’s newest Quick Pick-Up option on the KFC app or KFC.com, at participating locations.
After placing a digital order for Quick Pick-Up, guests can head to the restaurant, park in dedicated VIP parking spots, and run inside to grab their hot and ready order waiting for them on KFC’s new Quick Pick-Up shelf. It’s the fastest way to enjoy your Beyond Fried Chicken!
KFC is promoting the new plant-based chicken in an ad campaign called “Magic Chicken Carpet” featuring social media celebrity Liza Koshy.
Based in Louisville, Ky., the chain more than 26,000 KFC restaurants in over 145 countries and territories around the world.
About Beyond Meat
Founded in 2009, the company offers a portfolio of plant-based proteins made from simple ingredients without GMOs, bio-engineered ingredients, hormones, antibiotics or cholesterol, to have the taste and texture as real animal-based meat. Beyond Meat products are available at around 128,000 retail and food service outlets in more than 85 countries.