Big News! KFC Launches Vegan Chicken Following PETA Petition

Posted by on June 13, 2019 | Permalink

Exciting news! Following talks with PETA, KFC is introducing a vegan version of its signature fried chicken.

The people have spoken: more than 13,000 PETA supporters contacted KFC to ask the chain to add a vegan option to its menu. And the company listened: meet The Imposter. This vegan chicken burger boasts a bespoke Quorn fillet coated with the famous Original Recipe herbs and spices and topped with fresh iceberg lettuce and creamy vegan mayo, all in a soft glazed bun. Yum, yum, YUM!

In introducing a vegan option, KFC has recognised that vegan eating is on the rise in the UK – there are reportedly over 3.5 million vegans here, and more and more people are choosing plant-based foods to protect animals and the environment. This new offering from KFC will introduce a new audience to vegan foods.

KFC’s vegan chicken will be available in 18 stores in Bristol, London, and the Midlands from Monday, 17 June. Click here to find a location offering vegan chicken. If your local branch isn’t listed, be sure to ask the manager to stock it so that you and your friends don’t miss out.

Vegan foods are definitely on a (vegan sausage) roll, and savvy supermarkets, restaurants, and other businesses are stepping up to meet the demand for animal-free versions of classic dishes that people love. If you’ve ever been the teeniest bit curious about going vegan, now is the ideal moment to give it a try.

The Chicken-Meat Industry

Chickens raised for their flesh are farmed more intensively than any other land animal. Newly hatched chicks are sent into huge, dusty, windowless sheds with 30,000 or more other birds – who are all bred and fed to have such a large upper body that they can barely support their own weight.

At the end of this miserable life, they’re sent to slaughter without ever having roosted in a tree, taken a dust bath, interacted with their parents, or done any of the other things that are natural and important to chickens. They’re roughly shoved into crates and driven to the abattoir, where they’re shackled by their legs and hung upside down.

Their heads are plunged into an electric water bath that is supposed to stun them before their necks are cut – but this doesn’t always work, and the birds sometimes regain consciousness as they bleed to death or are plunged into tanks filled with scalding-hot water.

And these birds are typically just babies when they’re killed, as many reach what the industry deems “slaughter weight” at only 41 days old.

What You Can Do

The good news is that there’s no need for us to eat the flesh of other animals. With so many delicious plant-based options available, going vegan is now easier than ever. Order PETA’s free vegan starter kit to receive tips, recipes, and insight to help you make the transition to a compassionate lifestyle. Tell your friends about the kit, and persuade them to follow your example!

Want to Veganise Your Business, Too?

Make 2019 the year your business becomes more inclusive, sustainable, animal-friendly, and profitable – download PETA’s “Guide to Introducing Vegan Options” now to learn how you can reach the vegan market, too:


  • 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