Fast-food giant KFC is the latest company to get on board with plant-based trends in Canada, as they’re introducing vegan fried chicken to one of their Canadian stores! KFC’s Plant-Based Fried Chicken will available for one day only in Mississauga this week, and the customer response will determine whether the Colonel's vegan chicken gets rolled out nationwide in 2020.
On Tuesday morning, the chicken chain announced that they’d be introducing a brand-new Plant-Based Fried Chicken in Canada this week.
In a statement, the company explained that they wanted to “share the Colonel's legendary finger lickin' good taste with every Canadian,” and have therefore created a plant-based alternative to their classic fried chicken snacks.
To create the new vegan treats, KFC Canada partnered up with Lightlife, a leading plant-based protein brand. Together they've produced a meat-free version of the restaurant's traditional Popcorn Chicken and a vegan-version of their Fried Chicken Sandwich.
The Plant-Based Fried Chicken Sandwich (available in regular or spicy) will be priced at $6.99 or in a meal starting from $8.99. The Plant-Based Fried Popcorn Chicken Bucket is expected to retail for just $3.99.
KFC’s Plant-Based Fried Chicken will make its debut in a limited, one-restaurant, one-day test on Wednesday, November 27 in Mississauga, Ontario.
If all goes well, KFC will consider rolling-out the vegan chicken across Canada in 2020.
Anybody interested in tasting KFC's new plant-based options are invited to visit KFC at 6055 Creditview Road in Mississauga, Ontario between the hours of 10:30 a.m. to 11p.m., or while supplies last.
If you’re not content with trying just one of the new creations, KFC Canada is offering a one-time meal-deal for $10.99, which includes both the plant-based sandwich and the popcorn chicken snack.
Earlier this year, KFC U.K. introduced a similar vegan burger in their restaurants, served with egg-free mayonnaise, lettuce, and a vegan chicken fillet coated in KFC’s signature blend of herbs and spices.
The “Imposter Burger” sold out in just four days, selling 500 percent more than their average new product.
According to KFC Canada's statement on Tuesday, the feedback gathered during the one-day test in Mississauga will determine their plans to roll out the Plant-Based Fried Chicken options nationally in 2020.
This follows several other fast-food locations in Canada that have made a move towards more vegetarian-friendly options in 2019.
KFC Canada’s Plant-Based Fried Chicken will be available on November 27 from the restaurant located at 6055 Creditview Road in Mississauga, Ontario.