Kentucky Fried Chicken may just have to change its name to Kentucky Faux Chicken. That's because the fried chicken giant is reportedly testing out–dare I say tasting out–some vegetarian meat alternatives.
肯德基的原名可能要从“Kentucky Fried Chicken”改为“Kentucky Faux Chicken”了，据说这家炸鸡巨头现在正在尝试用素食代替肉。
According to FoodBeast, KFC is going to experiment with plant-based fried chicken at some of its U.K. locations. In a statement to the website, KFC said: “once we've perfected the recipe we aim to test with customers this year, and if all goes well, we hope to launch a new vegetarian option in 2019.”
This is certainly surprising news for a global food chain that's predicated on serving fatty meat.
Taco Bell, for instance, has long offered beans as a vegetarian filling. Other big chains like Burger King have offered veggie burger alternatives. And most recently Shake Shack has gone beyond its cheese-filled mushroom burger by testing out a new beet-based veggie patty that can be served vegan.
So maybe this will become the new normal–after decades of vegetarians pleading with these large restaurant chains to offer more veggie-friends options. I'll be sure to try out KFC's new fried chicken as soon as I can get my hands on it. And I'm waiting with bated breath for Panda Express's veggie orange chicken.