KFC Launches New Plant-Based Beyond Fried Chicken Nationwide


For the first time ever, KFC is offering its popular plant-based Beyond Fried Chicken at all participating KFC restaurants nationwide.

The new menu item, which tastes like chicken but made from plants, was developed by Beyond Meat exclusively for KFC. It features the signature flavor of the brand’s iconic fried chicken but in a plant-based option that, according to KFC, is still finger lickin’ good.

Beyond Fried Chicken is served with a choice of your favorite KFC dipping sauce – Honey BBQ, Ranch, Honey Mustard and KFC Sauce. Beyond Fried Chicken is available as part of the chain’s first ever plant-based combo meal, which includes Secret Recipe Fries and a medium drink for a suggested starting price of $7.99. It’s also available à la carte in six or 12-piece orders for $6.99 and $13.99, respectively. Just keep in mind that prices may vary between locations.

To promote the launch, KFC and Beyond Meat partnered with actress, producer, and creator Liza Koshy to reveal the nationwide introduction of Beyond Fried Chicken. Koshy rose to prominence on social media by bringing equal parts funny, fantastical, and slightly unexpected (kind of like the idea of plant-based fried chicken) content to fans across the world.

KFC became the first national fast-food chain to introduce plant-based chicken when it tested its first iteration of Beyond Fried Chicken back in August 2019 as a part of a limited-run test in Atlanta. The launch was an instant success for Kentucky Fried Chicken, with the test store selling out in less than five hours.

The following year, KFC and Beyond Meat expanded the test to select locations in Nashville and Charlotte. That summer, KFC shared a sneak peek of Beyond Fried Chicken at select restaurants in Southern California, which led to another sell-out in just one week.

Beyond Fried Chicken Nuggets Nutrition Facts

  • Serving size: 1 Nugget
  • 80 calories
  • 4.5 grams of fat
  • 0 grams of saturated fat
  • 240 milligrams of sodium
  • 5 grams of carbs
  • 0 grams of sugar
  • 6 grams of protein


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