KFC Reportedly Sells One Vegan Burger Every Three Seconds
The plant-based chicken burger — made in collaboration with Quorn — was introduced to menus at the beginning of January after successful trials in 2019.
While the KFC restaurant in Shoreditch, East London, has reportedly sold the highest number of the meat-free burgers, sales are also being high in Brighton, Manchester, and Nottingham.
Speaking on the launch of the vegan chicken option, a KFC spokesperson 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.”
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KFC Vegan Controversy
Although the plant-based burger is reportedly selling well across the UK, not all vegans are in favor of it.
The fast food chain kills more than two million chickens every day — leading many vegans to boycott the business.
A number of people who visited the chain to try the burger have voiced their annoyance at not being able to order chips with their meal. This is because the chips are cooked alongside chicken, meaning they are not suitable for vegetarians or vegans due to cross contamination.
“Unfortunately due to kitchen constraints, our fries are cooked in the same oil as our popcorn chicken” explained KFC in a tweet.
Do you think KFC should do more to cater to plant-based customers? Or are you in favor of a boycott? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!
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