KFC to test Beyond Meat meatless nuggets, wings

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Published on August 26, 2019 - Duration: 01:10s

KFC to test Beyond Meat meatless nuggets, wings

Chicken fast-food chain KFC is teaming up with Beyond Meat to start a trial of plant-baed chicken nuggets and boneless wings in attempt to get in on the growing meat-free craze.

Conway G.

Gittens reports.


KFC to test Beyond Meat meatless nuggets, wings

Beyond Meat may have a blockbuster partnership on its hands.

Chicken fast-food giant KFC will begin testing Beyond Meat's plant-based chicken nuggets and boneless wings at a location in Atlanta.

KFC parent Yum Brands says it will use customer feedback to determine how it will rollout the meat alternative nationwide.

Beyond Meat can already by found on menu boards at Dunkin Donuts, Subway and Tim Hortons, but a partnership with KFC would be its biggest yet.

There are more than 4,000 KFC restaurants in the U.S. alone and a successful team-up could eventually mean Beyond Meat's meat-free offerings show up at sister Yum Brand properties... think fake meat tacos at Taco Bell and on top of pizzas at Pizza Hut.

A nationwide deal with Yum could rival Impossible Foods, which has the Impossible Whopper selling at Burger King.

Beyond Meat and Impossible Foods are rapidly expanding in hopes of capitalizing on the fast-growing meat-free trend.

Shares of Beyond Meat rallied as much as 5 percent on the news and have surged three-fold since the stock went public in May.

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