It’s a Kentucky fried miracle: KFC Canada has announced it’s testing plant-based fried chicken for a very limited time.
And by limited, we mean it will only be available at one of KFC’s restaurants in Canada this month. But if all goes well, the fast-food chain could roll the plant-based options out nationally in 2020.
The eatery has partnered with LightLife, a leading plant-based protein brand, to debut its meat-free chicken sandwich and popcorn chicken, which will be available for one day in Mississauga, Ontario on Wednesday, November 27.
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“We believe the Colonel’s famous finger lickin’ good taste should have no boundaries,” said Sam Redman, chief marketing officer, KFC Canada, in a statement.
“So we’ve created several craveable plant-based options for Canadian’s looking for a meat-free meal.”
Those interested in giving the new menu options a try can head to KFC at 6055 Creditview Road in Mississauga between the hours of 10:30 am and 11 pm, or while supplies last.
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, while the Plant-Based Fried Popcorn Chicken bucket will retail at $3.99.
Or, if you’re really feeling hungry, you can enjoy both menu options (and fries, salad, and a drink) for $10.99.
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Dan Curtin, president and CEO of Greenleaf Foods, the owner of Lightlife, says this is a “landmark moment.”
“We’re proud to join forces with KFC to bring Canadians a plant-based chicken with incredible taste. With pioneering partners like KFC, we can make plant-based foods more broadly available to the growing number of consumers seeking the option on the go.”
In addition to the new KFC Plant-Based Fried Chicken options, KFC Canada has been offering fans vegetarian options since 2009, including a vegetarian sandwich available in restaurants across Canada.
Considering these options are only available for a very limited time, if you’re in the Greater Toronto Area, make sure to head to this location and try the plant-based options for yourself.