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Burger King to test 'Impossible Nuggets' in 3 U.S. cities next week

Burger King to test 'Impossible Nuggets' in 3 U.S. cities next week
Burger King partnered with Impossible Foods in 2019 before it launched the "Impossible Whopper." At the time, it was one of the first national chains to sell a meatless, plant-based patty. File Photo by Mark Van Scyoc/Shutterstock/UPI

Oct. 6 (UPI) -- About two years after it was one of the first restaurants to introduce a meatless hamburger, Burger King announced Wednesday that it'll be the first fast food chain to sell plant-based nuggets.

The chain said it will test the "Impossible Nuggets" in three U.S. markets next week -- Boston, Miami and Des Moines, Iowa.

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Burger King partnered with Impossible Foods in 2019 before it launched the "Impossible Whopper." At the time, it was one of the first national chains to sell a meatless, plant-based patty.

Last month, Impossible Foods began selling its plant-based nuggets in store chains like Kroger, Walmart and Safeway -- but Burger King's launch on Monday will make it the first restaurant chain to offer the item.

Competitor McDonald's has a partnership with Beyond Meat, but has not yet put any meatless items on the menu in any U.S. markets. Beyond Meat said this summer that it's planning to roll out meatless chicken tenders in 400 restaurants.

Chicken meat is becoming more expensive and difficult to source. A recent supply shortage forced KFC to stop advertising for its chicken tenders.

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