VAUGHAN, ONTARIO – The Plant-Based KFC chicken sandwich will be a permanent addition to KFC Canada menus after a successful pilot with plant-based partner Lightlife in 2019, the unit of Yum! Brands said.

KFC Canada said the Plant-Based KFC chicken sandwich will be available permanently beginning Aug. 10, and Plant-Based KFC Popcorn will be available for a limited time while quantities last. The items can be ordered individually, as part of a combo or as part of a box meal, the company said.

“When we tested Plant-Based KFC by Lightlife late last year, we sold over a month’s worth of sandwiches in six hours,” said Samantha Redman, chief marketing officer, KFC Canada. “Seeing the extraordinary demand for Plant-Based KFC, we worked quickly to bring these menu items to our restaurants across Canada.”

“Whether you enjoy a vegetarian or flexitarian lifestyle — or you’re one of our loyal fans looking for something new, Plant-Based KFC is a modern take on our world-famous classics,” Redman added.

Plant-Based KFC is made in Canada by Lightlife, a leading plant-based protein brand that is owned by Greenleaf Foods SPC which is a subsidiary of Maple Leaf Foods. Lightlife products also are sold at leading Canadian grocers including Metro, Loblaws, Sobeys, Save On Foods and Longo’s.

“Lightlife is excited to continue on this journey with KFC, providing Canadians with plant-based foods that deliver on incredible taste and are more broadly available to consumers who know balance is essential to living well,” said Dan Curtin, president of Greenleaf Foods. “The Plant-Based KFC sandwich delivers the same great taste of chicken — but made with plants.”