KFC have launched their first vegan burger

Great news for meat-free foodies - KFC have just launched their first vegan chicken burger in the UK.

Lots of popular chains have been adding vegan options, with Greggs launching a vegan sausage roll and Papa John’s debuting their vegan hot dog pizza. Now KFC have added a vegan burger – hooray!

The fast-food chain are trialling their Imposter Burger during a four week period in London, Bristol and the Midlands, starting from 17th June.

If the vegan burger performs well across these areas, hopefully the fried chicken chain will decide to keep it as a permanent option.

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As we all know, they keep their fried chicken recipe a secret, but the chain has confirmed that the main protein found in the vegan burger is leading meat-free brand Quorn.

They’ve teamed up with Quorn to develop the new burger, saying that the vegan recipe ‘does the Colonel justice’. If that’s the case, we can’t wait to try it.

With veganism on the rise in the UK, it’s estimated that around 3.5 million of us are vegan, with more people choosing to consume plant-based foods to protect both animals and the environment.

There’s not much nutritional difference between the two burgers. The Chicken Fillet Burger has 457 calories, and the Imposter Burger has 450 calories. The new burger is served with iceberg lettuce, vegan mayo and a soft glazed bun.

Animal rights organisation PETA shared the news on its Twitter feed, after more than 13,000 supporters contacted KFC asking for a vegan burger. ‘After years of PETA and our international affiliates campaigning, meet The Imposter’, the organisation said in their update.

The Imposter Burger will be seasoned with the classic KFC 11 herbs and spices too, for that authentic taste we all know and love. The new addition promises to still be ‘finger lickin’ good’.

If you want to give it a go, the vegan burger will cost £2.99 on its own or £3.49 with a drink.

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