In 2019, KFC launched its very first vegan burger, made from Quorn and topped with vegan mayonnaise.
Since the meat-free burger was taken off the menu at KFC, fans have been begging the fast food chain to bring it back - and the fast food chain has listened.
Here’s when the Original Recipe Vegan Burger is making a comeback at KFC, and how to get one.
What is the KFC vegan burger made of?
The company says its vegan burger is a “bespoke” vegan Quorn fillet made from Mycoprotein.
It’s served with iceberg lettuce and vegan mayonnaise, and KFC team members have been trained specially to use separate utensils and storage units to ensure that vegan and vegetarian ingredients are not cross contaminated with meat products.
The vegan burger is customisable, meaning you can add or remove whichever toppings you like. Be aware, though, that adding certain ingredients may make the burger non-vegan, as other ingredients may have come into contact with non-vegan foods.
Unfortunately the vegan burger is not offered as a meal, since KFC fries are not suitable for vegetarians or vegans due to being cooked in the same oil as the popcorn chicken.
When is it available to buy?
The vegan friendly burger was re-launched in participating branches on 4 January 2021.
However, if you’re looking to get your hands on one, you’d better do it fast as they’re only hanging around for a limited time.
The burger will once again be taken off KFC menus from 28 February.
What restaurants are selling the vegan burger
Initially, KFC was only offering its vegan burger at 73 stores, because it wanted to bring back the burger “responsibly.”
“We’ve worked hard with these initial 73 restaurants to make sure it fits with our new procedures in the kitchen,” a statement explains.
The chosen places were also branches where the vegan burger had previously been a huge hit.
However now the vegan burger has been re-launched at approximately 750 restaurants around the UK for Veganuary.
To find your nearest KFC branch which has the vegan burger, you can use the KFC store locator tool here.
A version of this article originally appeared on our sister site Scotsman Food and Drink