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KFC to begin testing vegetarian alternative to chicken

KFC to begin testing vegetarian alternative to chicken

The giant also plans to introduce a range of meals under 600 calories.

Meat-free chicken will feature the same spice blend of the real chicken, but will be part of a drive for healthier food at the chain.

KFC in the United Kingdom and Ireland is working on a meatless alternative to Col. Sander's famous fried chicken.

KFC cooked up this combination to satisfy the U.K.'s new health guidelines, which challenge fast food restaurants to cut calories by 20 percent.

As fast food chains scramble to provide healthier alternatives to traditional menus known for high caloric fries and sugary sodas, KFC U.K.

The items will still feature KFC's famous herbs and spices flavors, just without the chicken.

The fast food chain is experimenting with a vegetarian "chicken" option that's set to hit buckets later this year, per CBS News.

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That said, KFC's vegetarian offering is unlikely to come to the United States anytime soon, with KFC's USA team telling Foodbeast there are "no plans related to the U.K.'s test at this time".

"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". "That's why we're looking into vegetarian options that would offer the great taste of KFC to new and existing customers who are changing their dining habits".

The company turned to its head of food innovation, nutritionist Victoria Robertson, to explain the company's plan for its creation.

Orlando-based global restaurant consultant Aaron Allen predicts large restaurant companies increasingly unveil more vegetarian options, like KFC's.

U.S. customers may have to wait longer.

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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