Burger King plans to start the test of a plant-based chicken sandwich in the Cincinnati, Ohio, market on Aug. 22.
The burger chain, known for its flame-grilled beef patty Whopper, will be testing the Impossible Original Chick’n Sandwich for a limited time, the company said.
Burger King and Impossible Foods first launched the plant-based Impossible Whopper in 2019 and tested Impossible Nuggets made from plants in 2021.
A company representative said the sandwich’s price range will be $4.69 to $6.59 and will vary by location.
Burger King has offered the meat-based Original Chicken Sandwich (OCS) for years. It has been offered in such versions as Italian OCS, Spicy OCS and Teriyaki OCS.
The Impossible Original Chick’n Sandwich features a plant-based patty topped with shredded lettuce and mayonnaise on a toasted sesame seed bun, the company said.
In late August, comedian Kevin Hart plans to open the Hart House in Los Angeles, featuring plant-based proteins, including a version of the chicken sandwich. A number of fledgling concepts are offering plant-based products as well.
As of June 30, Burger King had 19,311 restaurants worldwide. Toronto-based parent Restaurant Brands International Inc. also owns the Tim Hortons, Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen and Firehouse Subs brands.
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Update Aug. 22, 2022: This story has been updated with pricing details.