KFC vegan ‘imposter burger’ returns to stores after lockdown hiatus

Yvonne O'Halloran

In January, fried chicken giant KFC released its plant-based burger in 900 UK stores as a permanent menu fixture.

They sold an incredible 1 million vegan chicken burgers in their first month, partly due to the ‘veganuary’ campaign at the time.

The meat style patty is made from Quorn and coated in original recipe herbs and spices. It is served with vegan mayonnaise and crisp lettuce in a soft seeded bun.

However, KFC pulled the burger from their menus in store and online due to offering a limited menu selection amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Thankfully, the popular imposter burger will return to 73 branches from August 24th, though this is hoped to increase over time.

A spokesperson for the chain has stated: “Our vegan and flexitarian fans were sadly denied their favorite meat-free treat during lockdown, but now it’s back, and it’s time to celebrate,

 “Our kitchen teams have been working hard to adapt to the new safety measures in restaurants, but we reckon now is the right time to unleash one of our fan favourites.

 “We can’t wait to reunite with our vegan friends – we’ve missed you!”

Article written by Martha Moody- United Kingdom

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