Fast-food chain Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) may soon add vegan chicken to its menu in the United States according to company president Kevin Hochman. “If you would have asked me six months ago, I would have said no, to be completely honest with you. Because, we’re about fried chicken,” Hochman told Business Insider about the prospect of vegan meat at KFC. “Never say never. I would have said never six months ago. Now, I’ve really re-thought that. We’re going to learn more about that … It still feels a little early, but we’re going to learn about it.” While Hochman did not establish a timeline for adding vegan chicken to KFC’s menu, he did reveal that the company is looking to discuss plant-based options with several brands. “In the last two weeks I’ve made several appointments with some of the big guys, just to figure out—what does alternative protein look like in chicken?” Hochman said. In the United Kingdom, KFC is further along in its development of a vegan chicken option which will likely take the form of a burger that was recently taste-tested by BBC journalist Nisha Katona.

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