"Tastes like chicken" will take on a whole new meaning at KFC, as the fast food chain is adding plant-based chicken to their permanent menu at all Canadian restaurants.
KFC first piloted plant-based chicken at a Mississauga restaurant in November 2019 and it was an instant hit, as the restaurant sold over one month's worth of plant-based chicken sandwiches within six hours. KFC completely sold out less than a day later, but the franchise hinted at a possible return in the future.
You'll be able to taste the hype starting Monday, August 10, as KFC's Plant-Based Chicken Sandwich and Plant-Based Popcorn will be available individually or in a combo at all restaurants from coast-to-coast – the Plant-Based Chicken Sandwich will be available permanently, while the future of Plant-Based Popcorn is left ambiguous, as KFC notes that it will only be available for a limited time.
Both items will be made in partnership with Lightlife and final pricing was not disclosed, but during the November 2019 pilot, the Plant-Based Chicken Sandwich was available in regular or spicy options for $6.99 ($8.99 for a meal), while Plant-Based Popcorn was priced at $3.99 and up.
Source: KFC Canada