Skip to main content

KFC Is Nearing the Completion Of Its Revolutionary New Product, Its President Says

Good things come to those who wait. Over three years since announcing plans to develop plant-based fried chicken, KFC appears to be within striking distance of that goal. According to Kevin Hochman, the company's president, plant-based fried chicken will be coming to KFC "soon"—and perhaps sooner than consumers think.

In an interview with Bloomberg's Fortune, Hochman confirmed that the chain has been fine-tuning plant-based versions of its famous chicken tenderloin and chicken strip products, and is preparing for a nationwide release. While he refused to speculate on the release date, Hochman confirmed that KFC is nearing completion of its new line, emphasizing that the chain was confident in long-term consumer demand for plant-based products.

RELATED: KFC Is Making These Major Changes to Its Iconic Chicken Sandwich

"We envision this [plant-based] trend to continue to grow," he said. "We're pretty bullish on that. We don't think that plant-based is a fad, we think that's something that's going to continue to grow over time." Hochman's remarks came just days after plant-based meat manufacturer, Impossible Foods, debuted a new line of plant-based chicken nuggets for sale in restaurants and grocery stores.

KFC began testing out its own line of plant-based chicken nuggets (in collaboration with Beyond Meat) in select markets in 2019 and 2020. This time around, though, the fried chicken chain is hoping to move beyond nuggets and deliver plant-based versions of core menu items—tenderloins and strips. But replicating the famous fried chicken strips has been difficult, for a few reasons.

Besides nailing the taste, which as Hochman pointed out, is KFC's first priority with its plant-based products, reproducing subtle qualities like texture and "mouthfeel" is also important. In developing high-quality, plant-based versions of its chicken strips and tenderloins, KFC has had to blaze a new trail, separate from the tried-and-true methods of plant-based chicken nuggets.

From the sound of it, KFC's R&D team is well on its way to creating a plant-based chicken tender that both tastes and feels like a real KFC chicken strip. And while there's no official release date yet, customers have every reason to look forward to getting their hands on the revolutionary item sooner than later. After all, competition over plant-based chicken sandwiches might just be the new Chicken Sandwich Wars.

For more, check out:

And don't forget to sign up for our newsletter to get the latest restaurant news delivered straight to your inbox.

The post KFC Is Nearing the Completion Of Its Revolutionary New Product, Its President Says appeared first on Eat This Not That.

Eat This Not That

Popular posts from this blog

lose weight No-exercise No-diet – super fast weight loss drink

To day in this post i will share with you A MAGICAL SLIMMING DRINK TO BURN FAT FAST .This Natural Drink to help SUPER FAST WEIGHT LOSS & also help to NO-EXERCISE NO-DIET WEIGHT LOSS FAST.

Actress Gabourey PRECIOUS Sidibe Shows Off Her AMAZING Weight Loss . . . She’s Already Dropped 75 POUNDS

Peep the before and after pics actress Gabourey Sidibe underwent weight loss surgery, to get her weight under control. And it’s been a HUGE success. Gabourey has stuck with her diet and exercise regimen and already lost 75 pounds.

The #1 Cause of Belly Fat, Says Science

Belly fat can be pretty stubborn and frustrating. Even if we try to watch what we eat, sometimes it refuses to budge! While belly fat is something many of us deal with, a lot of us don't really understand why it's happening and what we need to get rid of it — and the reality is what works for some, may not work for others. But the key to understanding our belly fat and finding ways to deal with it is to begin to understand why it is there in the first place. Read on to find out more—and to ensure your health and the health of others, don't miss these Sure Signs You Have "Long" COVID and May Not Even Know It . 1 What Is Belly Fat? All of us have fat in our bodies, and that's a good thing! No, it's really true! "Fats play an important role, not only in providing energy to our body, but also in the regulation of our body temperature, and production of hormones," said Rebeca Stevenson, M.S., registered dietitian and chef at ADAPT wellnes