International chain Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) will test plant-based chicken nuggets at three locations in China (Shanghai, Guangzhou, and Shenzhen) for a limited time from April 28 to April 30, Reuters reports. The nuggets—which are made by agribusiness company Cargill—will be available for purchase through a pre-sale coupon priced at 1.99 yuan ($0.28) for five pieces of plant-based chicken.
KFC recently began adding vegan options to its menus in other countries. In the United Kingdom, KFC added the Zero Chicken vegan burger—made with a bespoke Quorn patty—to its permanent menu nationwide in January after a successful trial at select locations. In Canada, KFC tested Plant-Based Fried Chicken (made by vegan brand Lightlife) in one location in Ontario last November. In the United States, KFC offered Beyond Fried Chicken (made by vegan brand Beyond Meat) at one location in Atlanta last August—where it sold out in less than five hours, prompting KFC to expand the option to nearly 70 test locations in Charlotte, NC, Nashville, TN, and surrounding areas in February.
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