Burger King 1st fast-food chain to test Impossible plant-based chicken nuggets

The nuggets will launch in select cities Oct. 11.

October 6, 2021, 12:29 PM

Burger King wants customers to have it their way and soon that will include a new plant-based menu option.

While the fast-food chain restaurant is famous for its flame-grilled Whopper, Burger King has a new innovation that taps into the growing plant-based trend with Impossible nuggets.

Burger King announced Wednesday that it will test the plant-based nuggets from Impossible Foods in Des Moines, Boston and Miami starting Oct. 11, available in an eight-piece order with a choice of dipping sauce.

"This isn’t the first time we’ve teamed up with Impossible to make waves in the industry. In 2019, we became the first quick-service restaurant to serve the award-winning, plant-based Impossible patty and offer the iconic Impossible Whopper," Ellie Doty, chief marketing officer for Burger King North America said in a statement. "So, it’s only fitting we’re the first global QSR to test the Impossible Nuggets. We’re excited to hear what our guests in the test markets think of this latest innovation."

The Impossible Nuggets will offer a similar savory taste with a golden-brown crispy breading and tender, juicy bite on the inside, Burger King said.

Additionally, Burger King announced it's adding more spicy menu innovations; rolling out new Ghost Pepper Chicken Nuggets nationwide for a limited time.

The white meat chicken kicked up with the heat of the fiery ghost pepper are available first to Royal Perks members before hitting menus Oct. 11.

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