KFC Canada is testing its plant-based fried chicken. It will be a limited, one-restaurant, one-day launch on Wednesday in Mississauga, Ontario. KFC has partnered with Lightlife, a leading plant-based protein brand, to create a signature plant-based fried chicken sandwich and popcorn chicken.
Feedback gathered during the test launch will determine KFC Canada’s plans to roll out these innovative items across Canada in 2020.
KFC Canada started offering vegetarian options in 2009, including a vegetarian sandwich available in restaurants across Canada.
“This is a landmark moment for Lightlife. We’re proud to join forces with KFC to bring Canadians a plant-based chicken with incredible taste,” said Dan Curtin, President and CEO of Greenleaf Foods, SPC, the owner of Lightlife.
“With pioneering partners like KFC, we can make plant-based foods more broadly available to the growing number of consumers seeking the option on the go.”
The plant-based fried chicken sandwich (available in regular and spicy flavours) will be available for $6.99 or in a meal starting at $8.99. and plant-based fried popcorn chicken bucket will be available starting at $3.99.