KFC’s Atlanta test of Beyond Meat’s plant-based chicken sold out in just five hours, demonstrating a market hungry for more alternatives to traditional fast food meats.
KFC is the first fast food restaurant to offer the product. Soon it plans to serve up both chicken nuggets and bonefree wings in 6- and 12-piece combo meals, in addition to having an a la carte nugget option.
Video Spotlight: Beyond Meat Testing Fake Chicken at KFC
This post is based on the CNN article, KFC will start testing Beyond Meat fried chicken, by David Goldman, August 26, 2019; the Barrons article, Beyond Meat’s Test at KFC Shows There’s a Market for Alternative Chicken and the YouTube video, Beyond Meat Testing Fake Chicken at KFC, by Bloomberg Markets and Finance, August 26, 2019. Image source: (c) Ingram Publishing / Alamy
1. What challenges will KFC face when adding plant-based chicken products to its menu?
Guidance: Correctly forecasting demand for a product that is truly new can be challenging. As demonstrated recently at Popeye’s with a much less “innovative” product, product shortages can cause mayhem for restaurants which do not correctly forecast and obtain Continue reading