Beyond Meat‘s chicken-product pilot at KFC sells out in five hours

KFC‘s test of Beyond Fried Chicken, a plant-based fried chicken dish offered through a partnership with Beyond Meat Inc. , sold out in five hours, according to the chicken chain. KFC Beyond Fried Chicken at a location in Atlanta. Free samples were available throughout the day, and combo meals including nuggets or boneless wings were sold. KFC joins the list of fast-food chains adding Beyond Meat to the menu including Dunkin Brands Group Inc. . KFC is part of the Yum Brands Inc. portfolio. Yum Brands stock is up 17.2% for the past three months while Beyond Meat has rallied 82.6% and the S&P 500 index is up 2.4%.

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