KFC Are Bringing Back Their Vegan ‘Chicken’ Burger To A Number Of UK Restaurants

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Published 03.07.19
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KFC are bringing back their vegan chicken burger across the UK after it sold out in record time.

KFC are on a complete tear at the moment, slowly bridging the gap, at least in my eyes, to the far superior McDonald’s and Burger King.

My biggest grievance with KFC is the chips and the fact that they’re quite obviously harvested from actual cardboard. If Gordon Ramsay were to ever frequent one of their restaurants – not that he would, that’d be like Lewis Hamilton driving around in a Reliant Robin – you just know he’d be ripping his hair out at the lack of SEASONING.

Now, veganism is an increasingly popular trend/way of life and places are tailoring their menus to cater for these folk (although if you’re a vegan, why would you want to eat at a KFC – don’t be vegan if you want to eat something that tastes like chicken).

KFC are realising this, and so recently launched their new vegan chicken burger “The Imposter”, which replaces KFC’s typical chicken breast fillet with a fillet made from Quorn. This Quorn monstrosity is then coated in the Colonel’s Original Recipe herbs and spices – which may be the best kept secret of all time.

The fast-food chain trialled the burger at selected stores in London, Bristol, and the Midlands, and it was so popular that clocked up 500% more sales than the launch of a normal chicken burger and sold out in just three days.

And so now by popular demand, KFC are bringing it back at selected stores in the same area, which is a shame for everyone else around the country.

Here’s the full list of stores that you’ll be able to get one at:

Bristol – Fishponds

Bristol Bradley Stoke

Bristol – Winterstoke Road

Bristol – Eastgate Retail Park

Bristol – Avonmeads Retail Park

Bristol – Shield Retail Park

Bristol – Keynsham

Bristol – Hengrove Leisure Park

Bristol – The Venue Cribbs Causeway

Birmingham – Great Bridge Retail Pk

Bloxwich – Leamore Lane

Cannock – Orbital Retail Park

Tyburn – Kingsbury Road

Walsall – Junction 10 M6 Services

Walsall – Park Street

Dudley – Merry Hill Food Court

Stourbridge – St Johns Road

Dudley – Merry Hill Drive Thru

London – Gloucester Road

Victoria Robertson, Senior Innovation Leader at KFC, said: “With such a phenomenal demand, we knew we had to stock up on KFC’s first ever vegan burger.

“We’ve loved sharing our iconic Original Recipe with vegans and veggies and now even more fans will have the chance to try it.”

Tony Davison, Head of Global Foodservice and QSR at Quorn, added: “A vegan KFC? We couldn’t believe it either. But we’ve done it – working with KFC we’ve created a bespoke Quorn fillet that does the Colonel’s recipe justice.

“We have no doubt that KFC fans are going to love the modern take on a finger lickin’ favourite.

Safe to say I haven’t tried one of these plant-based patties, nor have I really tried many vegan alternatives at all.

I tell a lie, I’ve had mixed experiences with them; Linda McCartney’s vegan mozzarella burgers are genuinely delicious, but then I tried vegan fish and chips in Shoreditch once and it nearly turned me off eating forever.

Vegan fish? What even was it – tofu?

Cost me a bomb as well. 

Are you looking for a vegan chicken alternative? Let us know if you’ll be trying the KFC vegan chicken burger – dubbed The Imposter – which is being re-released in London, Bristol, and the Midlands after selling out in record time.

Images via KFC

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