KFC’s Vegan Fried Chicken Sold Out in Five Hours
If you want proof that the world is changing, this is it. On Monday, when KFC announced that it had partnered with plant-based meat company Beyond Meat to create vegan fried chicken nuggets and wings, fast food fanatics took to social media to express their excitement.
Me when the Beyond Meat KFC buckets come out pic.twitter.com/8x3KkXqWxU
— Looks like BroadCity (@tastytefi69) August 26, 2019
Despite the fact that I very much pride myself on healthy eating, I look forward to gorging myself on KFC’s Beyond Meat Chicken wings and nuggets. The messiah has arrived.
— LIL PHARMA (@NNYVE) August 26, 2019
There was a catch, though. KFC would only be testing out the Beyond chicken in one Atlanta store, and would only offer it while supplies lasted.
Why NOT LA!?!?! pic.twitter.com/I5YITDTFie
— Paola Alejandra ✨ (@pancakepow) August 26, 2019
Hungry Atlantans eagerly awaited the product launch on Tuesday, and the store prepared, too — by painting the building Beyond Meat’s signature green color.
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I was BEYOND excited to be part of Beyond Meats test at KFC. I got there right before the doors opened and only 11 people in front of me. I knew it was going to be a hit! They sold out in just 5 hours! I tried the Beyond Buffalo “chicken” wings. They were so good. 🤤 It was so awesome to be part of the history of this “Kentucky fried miracle!”
Some visitors waited for over an hour in lines that stretched two city blocks, as a long row of bumper-to-bumper cars waited for the drive-thru.
Within just five hours, the restaurant reportedly sold as many Beyond nuggets and wings as it typically would sell of its popcorn chicken in an entire week.
KFC in Atlanta trialling Beyond Meat Fried Chicken. Queues for hours and they sold out of a 90 day supply in a single day. pic.twitter.com/NpKuc3vfej
— Rob Trounce (@robjtrounce) August 28, 2019
The company hasn’t stated whether or not it will roll out the plant-based fried chicken as a regular menu item in other locations, but if the success of this test launch was any indication, we can all hope to be able to try it soon!
Want to try veg in other fast food restaurants? Check out our Tips for Dining Out!