KFC launches its vegan ‘chicken’ burger in 900 UK stores as a permanent menu option

Author: Rachel Smith

Read Time:   |  2nd January 2020

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Fast food restaurant KFC has announced their vegan chicken burger will launch as a permanent product on their menu in 900 UK stores.

We are being spoilt for choice this Veganuary with the incredible volume of new plant-based product launches and menu announcements we can enjoy!

Fast food restaurant KFC has announced its vegan chicken burger will launch as a permanent product on their menu today (January 2nd) in 900 UK stores.

The KFC vegan burger was trailed in June for four-weeks but sold out after just four days, KFC has since been hounded with demands to bring it back.

The burger features a ‘bespoke Quorn fillet, which is coated in the Colonel’s iconic Original Recipe herbs and spices…served with vegan mayonnaise and crisp iceberg lettuce, all within a soft-glazed bun’. The sandwich will also be prepared in a separate area to avoid cross-contamination.

In a statement sent to Plant Based News, Ira Dubinsky, Innovation Director at KFC UK and Ireland said: “The Colonel was all about welcoming everyone to his table – now vegans, flexitarians and our fried chicken fans can all enjoy the taste of our Original Recipe together. We’ve worked hard to perfect the flavour and make a Vegan Burger the Colonel would be proud of. It’s the flavour of KFC, just with zero chicken.”

Tony Davison, Head of Global Foodservice & QSR at Quorn, added: “The chance to co-create exceptional food with an iconic brand like KFC is a pleasure, to see the results launched with such enthusiasm is fantastic. The result does the Colonel’s recipe justice, truly transformational vegan food that KFC fans are going to love – a finger-lickin’ vegan favourite.”

Written by

Rachel Smith

Having launched the brand's digital presence in 2015, Rachel shares her love for animals and the planet through her work as Vegan Food & Living’s Digital Editor. As a passionate vegan for over eight years, Rachel loves creating delicious vegan dessert recipes for her award-winning blog, Rawberry Fields. Rachel's recipes and photography have been featured in numerous international print and digital publications including the Daily Mail, Huffington Post, Thrive, and Buzzfeed. You can follow Rachel at @rawberryfields

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