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Fast-food giant KFC is to trial plant-based fried chicken at one of its stores in Canada this month.

The eatery has partnered with LightLife to debut its meat-free chicken sandwich and popcorn chicken, which will be available for one day in Mississauga, Ontario on November 27.

‘Finger-lickin’ good’

“We believe the Colonel’s famous finger-lickin’ good taste should have no boundaries,” said Sam Redman, Chief Marketing Officer, KFC Canada – according to Market Insider.

“So we’ve created several ‘craveable’ plant-based options for Canadian’s looking for a meat-free meal.

The Plant-Based Fried Chicken sandwich (available in regular or spicy) will be priced at $6.99 or in a meal starting from $8.99, while the Plant-Based Fried Popcorn Chicken bucket will retail at $3.99.

‘Pioneering partners’

“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, 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.”

The plant-based trial will take place at 6055 Creditview Road, Mississauga, Ontario, on November 27

Liam Giliver

Liam is the former Deputy Editor of Plant Based News. He has written for The Independent, Huffington Post, Attitude Magazine, and more. He is also the author of 'We're Worried About Him'.