Popeyes to debut its first-ever vegan chicken burger in the UK

Author: Molly Pickering

Read Time:   |  4th November 2021

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US chicken chain Popeyes is set to open its first restaurant in the UK where the brand with debut its first vegan chicken burger.


Calling all vegan chicken lovers! Popeyes is launching its first vegan chicken burger in the UK!

The US brand will debut its vegan chicken burger in its first UK restaurant located in Westfield Stratford City shopping centre.

The launch of the vegan chicken burger will be a first for the brand, as vegan options in the US chain are almost non-existent.

Moreover, Popeyes’ UK restaurant will open its door on November 2oth.


Popeyes vegan chicken burger

Popeyes‘ house-made vegan patty will be made from red beans which is breaded and fried.

Additionally, the Creole Red Bean sandwich comes with lettuce, tomato, and Creole sauce made with onion, garlic, peppers, tomato, and parsley.

Although the brand is famous for its chicken, Popeyes’ decision to enter the vegan market is welcomed.

Furthermore, Popeyes is set to open 350 sites across the UK in the coming years.

The best vegan chicken in the UK

As veganism continues to grow in the UK, the demand for delicious vegan chicken follows!

Thankfully, we continue to be spoilt for choice thanks to high street restaurants, independent eateries and supermarkets.

Both KFC and Burger King’s vegan chicken burgers have taken the nation by storm.

In fact, KFC was awarded ‘best vegan chicken’ in PETA’s Vegan Food Award 2020!

Additionally, iconic brands such as VFC, Linda McCartney and Birds Eye have all launched vegan chicken products in UK supermarkets.

The UK is home to hundreds of independent vegan restaurants and fast-food chains serving up the best vegan chicken.

Our favourites include Temple of Seitan, Really Happy Birds, LD’s Kitchen, and Oowee Vegan to name a few!

It’s pretty clear that there has never been a better (or tastier) time to ditch meat and go plant-based!

Hungry for a vegan takeaway?

Try these delicious vegan takeaway recipes you can make at home!

Written by

Molly Pickering

Molly is the Digital Executive and former podcast host at Anthem's Vegan Food & Living, she also works across other titles including Women's Running and Classic Pop to create affiliate content for the website. Starting out as a Digital Marketing Apprentice at Vegan Food & Living in 2021, within 14 months Molly was shortlisted for ‘Best Editorial Assistant’ at the BSME Talent Awards 2022 and won the BCS Special Recognition award for Digital Marketing Apprentice of the Year in 2022

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