KFC China said Monday that it will test plant-based chicken nuggets at three locations between April 28 and April 30. Sourced from Cargill, the nuggets will be finished with water chestnut after cooked. KFC Plant-Based Chicken Nuggets will be sold in a five-piece serving. Customers must have a pre-sale coupon to purchase. The participating KFCs in Shanghai, Guangzhou, and Shenzhen will get a green makeover during the test period. The chicken chain already tested the item on the app from April 20 through April 23 and sold 7,000 servings. KFC China is part of Yum China Holdings Inc. (YUMC) KFC in the U.S., part of the Yum Brands Inc. (YUM) portfolio, previously tested plant-based chicken in Atlanta. Starbucks Corp. (SBUX)recently announced ( ) that it has partnered with Beyond Meat Inc. (BYND) and others to add plant-based food to its menu. Yum China stock is down 2.4% over the last year while the S&P 500 index is down 3.5% for the period.
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