KFC Canada Introducing New Plant-Based Fried Chicken


Today, KFC Canada announced its latest innovation, KFC Plant-Based Fried Chicken. With the desire to share the Colonel’s legendary finger lickin’ good taste with every Canadian, KFC Canada partnered with Lightlife®, a leading plant-based protein brand, to create a signature Plant-Based Fried Chicken Sandwich and Popcorn Chicken.

KFC Canada’s Plant-Based Fried Chicken will make its debut during a limited, one-restaurant, one-day test on Wednesday, November 27 in Mississauga, Ontario. KFC fans looking to try the new plant-based options are invited to visit KFC at 6055 Creditview Road in Mississauga, Ontario between the hours of 10:30am to 11:00pm, or while supplies last.

“We believe the Colonel’s famous finger lickin’ good taste should have no boundaries,” said Sam Redman, Chief Marketing Officer, KFC Canada. “So we’ve created several craveable plant-based options for Canadian’s looking for a meat-free meal.

During the limited test release, the Plant-Based Fried Chicken sandwich (available in regular or spicy) will be available for $6.99 or in a meal starting at only $8.99, and the Plant-Based Fried Popcorn Chicken bucket is available starting at $3.99. Better yet, fans can try both the plant-based sandwich and popcorn chicken options by selecting a meal for one option for $10.99 (includes fries, salad and a 355ml can of lime Bubly).

Developed in response to Canadian’s evolving tastes and preferences for plant-based proteins, KFC’s Plant-Based Fried Chicken is made in Canada by Lightlife®, a leading plant-based protein brand whose broad portfolio of products is available in retailers such as Metro, Loblaws, Sobeys, Longo’s and Federated Coop.

“This is a landmark moment for Lightlife. We’re proud to join forces with KFC to bring Canadians a plant-based chicken with incredible taste,” said Dan Curtin, President and CEO of Greenleaf Foods, SPC, the owner of Lightlife. “With pioneering partners like KFC, we can make plant-based foods more broadly available to the growing number of consumers seeking the option on the go.”

In addition to the new KFC Plant-Based Fried Chicken options, KFC Canada has been offering fans vegetarian options since 2009, including a vegetarian sandwich available in restaurants across Canada. Feedback gathered during the limited, one-restaurant, one-day test will determine KFC Canada’s plans to roll out the Plant-Based Fried Chicken options nationally in 2020.

What do you think of the new KFC Plant-Based Fried Chicken?


One response to “KFC Canada Introducing New Plant-Based Fried Chicken”

  1. Anna says:

    I love my KFC but I’m starting to wonder what happened to the Colonel’s original receipt? The gravy has changed the chicken is so so.. and no we have plant based chicken?? A chicken is a chicken just like a hamburger is a hamburger!!
    What about supporting our local farmers or at the least our Canadian farmers for those restaurants in Canada?
    I go to KFC because I like Chicken and I like the Colonel’s original recipe!
    Just one more question why is every KFC different now? Shouldn’t the gravy be the same at every location?

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