KFC partners with Beyond Meat

Finger lickin' fake chicken: KFC testing plant-based nuggets from Beyond Meat

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- It's finger lickin' fake chicken.

Kentucky Fried Chicken plans to test plant-based chicken nuggets and boneless wings Tuesday at one of its restaurants in Atlanta. Depending on customer feedback, the chain could expand the test to other markets.

KFC is partnering with Beyond Meat to develop the new product.

Restaurants are responding to a surge in consumer demand for plant-based meats. U.S. sales of meat substitutes are expected to jump 78% to $2.5 billion between 2018 and 2023, according to Euromonitor.