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What is Beyond Fried Chicken?Beyond Fried Chicken (developed exclusively for KFC by our friends at Beyond Meat) was the first plant-based protein to be offered at a national chicken chain in the U.S. Beyond Fried Chicken packs all the delicious flavor you’ve come to expect from KFC into a plant-based option for our customers.

What does “plant-based” mean?Plant-based protein is derived from plants and not animals.

Where does the protein in Beyond Fried Chicken come from?The primary source of protein in Beyond Fried Chicken comes from wheat and soy.

What Beyond Fried Chicken products are available?KFC Beyond Fried Chicken is available with a side of your favorite dipping sauce and will be available as a six or 12-piece à la carte or as part of a combo, complete with a side and medium drink.

How is Beyond Fried Chicken prepared?Beyond Fried Chicken is fried by the cooks in each participating KFC restaurant.

Is Beyond Fried Chicken vegan or vegetarian?Beyond Fried Chicken is not vegetarian, vegan, or Certified Vegan. Beyond Fried Chicken nuggets and wings are 100% plant-based, but they are prepared in the same fryers as our world-famous Kentucky Fried Chicken, which may not be acceptable to certain types of vegetarian or vegan diets.

Is Beyond Fried Chicken GMO-free?The ingredients of Beyond Fried Chicken are Non-GMO Project Verified. However, during cooking, Beyond Fried Chicken is fried in oil, which is not GMO-free.

Is Beyond Fried Chicken Gluten-free?It is not.

Is Beyond Fried Chicken safe for individuals who have a nut allergy?Beyond Fried Chicken does not contain peanuts or tree nuts. However, it does contain peas, which are legumes. People with severe allergies to other legumes (such as peanuts) should be cautious when introducing pea protein into their diet because of the possibility of a pea allergy.

What is Beyond Fried Chicken breaded in?Beyond Fried Chicken is breaded in an exclusive-to-KFC breading similar to the breading for KFC’s popcorn nuggets.

Where can I get Beyond Fried Chicken?Beyond Fried Chicken was exclusively available in one Atlanta KFC restaurant in 2019, in select KFC restaurants in Nashville and surrounding areas and Charlotte, NC in February of 2020, and in Southern California in July 2020. For the latest news from KFC, including where Beyond Fried Chicken may show up next, sign up here

How long will this product be available?Beyond Fried Chicken is available through February 23, 2020, or while supplies last in two test markets – Nashville (and surrounding areas) and select restaurants in Charlotte, NC.

What are the ingredients in Beyond Fried Chicken?Water, Enriched wheat flour (Wheat Flour, Niacin, Reduced Iron, Thiamine Mononitrate, Riboflavin, Folic Acid), Soy Protein Isolate, Expeller Pressed Canola Oil, Enriched bleached wheat flour (Bleached Wheat Flour, Niacin, Reduced Iron, Thiamine Mononitrate, Riboflavin, Folic Acid), Wheat Gluten, Natural Flavor, Yeast Extract, and less than 2 percent of: Breadcrumbs (Wheat Flour, Distilled Vinegar, Sea Salt, Leavening (Sodium Bicarbonate), Inactive Yeast, Spice Extractives), Chili Pepper, Citric Acid, Garlic Powder, Leavening (Sodium Bicarbonate, Sodium Aluminum Phosphate, Monocalcium Phosphate), Modified Wheat Starch, Onion Powder, Pea Extract, Rice Flour, Salt, Spice, Titanium Dioxide (for color).

Which KFC sauces are vegan/vegetarian?Honey BBQ wing sauce, Honey BBQ dipping sauce, and Sweet N Tangy dipping sauce are vegetarian.

What KFC menu items are vegan/vegetarian?Many KFC side items are considered vegetarian or for those following a gluten-free diet; however, all ingredients are handled by employees who prepare or serve our world-famous fried chicken, which may not be acceptable to certain types of vegetarian or gluten-free diets.

Our green beans, coleslaw, mashed potatoes, corn on the cob, and sweet kernel corn sides are gluten-free.

Our green beans, BBQ baked beans, corn on the cob, and sweet kernel corn are vegetarian.