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KFC has denied rumors that it is opening a vegan restaurant in the UK.

The speculation was prompted by a sign attached to a lamp post in the Oxfordshire town of Abington.

The sign featured KFC’s logo, and the words: “Climate change means a dietary change, KFC knows best.”

‘Fake news’

“Fake news…we’re flattered at the enthusiasm but the poster wasn’t us,” said a spokesperson from KFC. “We’ll always be KFC not KFV!”

While the sign may be fake news, the fast-food giant has recently trialed vegan options in both the UK and US.

Vegan KFC

The Imposter Burger was trialed in some UK branches this Summer – selling out in days. 

Some weeks later, the chain partnered Beyond Meat to trial plant-based fried chicken in one Atlanta outlet, creating queues around the building, and selling out within hours. 

Maria Chiorando

Maria is a news and features writer for Plant Based News. As a former magazine editor, newspaper reporter, and features writer, her work has been published by The Guardian, The Huffington Post, and various regional newspapers, as well as Vegan Life magazine and Vegan Trade Journal. She has interviewed a huge range of people, from Prime Ministers to authors, activists, pop stars and actors, and enjoys the varied range of topics writing for PBN allows her to tackle. She was previously the editor of Plant Based News for over 3 years.