It sent customers wild and sold out within just four days of its trial release, but KFC’s Vegan Burger will soon be back for good.
The fast food chain announced it would bring back the £3.99 burger on 2 January – but this time it will be a permanent addition to the menu.
The fast-food offering looks like a fried chicken burger but the fillet is replaced with Quorn.
It is cooked with the same 11 herbs and spices original recipe as an original chicken burger and served with mayo and lettuce.
KFC is bringing its sold-out Vegan Burger back for good. The plant-based item (pictured) will be rolled out permanently from 2 January
The burger is set to be a sell-out success following a triumphant four-week trial run over summer.
The burgers sold out just four days after being released in stores across Bristol, London and the Midlands in June.
London’s Gloucester Road restaurant revealed it sold a burger-a-minute in the days following the launch, as vegan fans could not stay away.
After pleas from consumers, KFC finally announced it would bring back the meat-free fried dish for good.
The meat-free burger (pictured) sold out within four day of its release during a trial rum this summer
It comes days after it was revealed that Gregg’s highly anticipated Vegan Steak Bake will be released in stores this week.
The plant-based convinced the animal rights group PETA, with Dawn Carr, Director of Vegan Corporate Projects saying: ‘We are delighted to have played a part in KFC’s journey to bring quick, affordable, vegan options to a new audience.
‘There is no doubt this vegan burger will be a huge hit with the skyrocketing numbers of vegans, vegetarians, and flexitarians around the UK. Clucking marvellous,’ she added.
Ira Dubinsky, from KFC UK and Ireland, said: ‘The Colonel was all about welcoming everyone to his table – now vegans, flexitarians and our fried chicken fans can all enjoy the taste of our Original Recipe together.
‘We’ve worked hard to perfect the flavour and make a Vegan Burger the Colonel would be proud of. It’s the flavour of KFC, just with zero chicken,’ he added.