KFC S'pore launches meat-free chicken burger, but it's not vegan or vegetarian


Fasiha Nazren | January 12, 2021, 11:46 PM

KFC has introduced a meat-free product on its menu called the Zero Chicken Burger.

Photo courtesy of KFC Singapore.

Singapore is the first country in Southeast Asia to have this meat-free item on KFC's menu.

Available from Jan. 13, 2021

This limited edition item is only available for a limited time from Jan. 13, 2021.

The burger consists of a meat-free patty coated in Original Recipe marinade, lettuce, sliced cheese, a dollop of tangy BBQ sauce, and mayonnaise, sandwiched between two toasted sesame buns.

The new burger is available ala carte for S$6.55.

Photo courtesy of KFC Singapore.

It is also available as a meal for S$8.65.

Photo courtesy of KFC Singapore.

Customers can have the Zero Chicken Burger for dine-in, takeaway and KFC Delivery at all restaurants except for outlets at Singapore Polytechnic and Singapore Zoo.

Not suitable for vegans and vegetarians

While it is marketed as a meat-free burger, it is, however, not suitable for vegans and vegetarians.

Speaking to Mothership, a spokesperson from KFC shared that while the meat-free patty is vegan, it is fried in the same oil as some chicken products.

The mayonnaise used in the burger is not vegan-friendly as well.

"The KFC Zero Chicken Burger is an option for people who wish to explore different food and lifestyle choices."

In a press release from KFC, the Senior Director for KFC Singapore's Marketing and Food Innovation said:

“The start of the New Year brings fresh ideas and the new KFC Zero Chicken Burger is no different. We see a trend towards flexitarianism and increased demand for meat alternative products, so we wanted to offer a meat-free option but still keeping the same great KFC taste. After months of taste testing, we are so proud to launch the first chicken burger without any chicken!”

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Top image from KFC Singapore.