KFC to begin testing Vegetarian options in the UK

KFC to begin testing Vegetarian options in the UK

The menu move comes as KFC's United Kingdom restaurants seek to adhere to new British government guidelines that advise overweight adults to eat just 400 calories at breakfast and then 600 more at lunch and again at dinner.

KFC says it will sell meat-free "chicken" in 2019 as part of a strategy to get its customers eating healthier.

In the US market, KFC has no plans for meatless chicken offerings "at this time", however food industry experts say vegetarianism is on the rise and the restaurant industry is looking to meet changing demand.

KFC itself has a seven-year initiative to achieve such a cut in the calorie count of its servings in Britain, and said its work on vegetarian "fried chicken" was part of that.

KFC UK told Foodbeast that it is still working on the recipe and plans to test it with customers this year and launch the product next year.

"The development of the recipe is still in its very early stages and so the options we're exploring in our kitchen are still top secret", a spokesperson said.

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McDonald's introduced a soy-based McVegan burger to its restaurants in Sweden and Finland in late December.

KFC has also promised to use the same 11 herbs and spice mix in the new item that is used in its regular fried chicken variety.

In April, White Castle introduced a plant-based equivalent of its Cheese Slider, made with Impossible Foods plant-based meat.

KFC is not the only company looking to shake up its established menu. A menu update later this year will include a reinvented veggie version of Col. Harland Sanders' fried chicken, the company told the British tabloid.

It suggested that food chains change the recipe of their products, reduce the portion size, and encourage their customers to opt for lower calorie products.

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