Restaurants like Burger King, and McDonalds have adopted the plant-based food craze and it appears Chick-fil-A may be next on the list.
According to Business Insider, Chick-fil-A is in the “early stages” of developing its own plant-based menu offerings. “We’re definitely aware, and I would say we’re always interested in, what’s happening in food,” the executive director of Chick-fil-A’s menu, Amanda Norris said. “Specifically a vegetarian option or a vegan option is something we’re looking at, we’re thinking about, and have some research and development.”
The brand’s current vegan options are very limited: hash browns and other side items that don’t contain meat. Customers can also order a salad or wrap without the chicken.
The company has been exploring meat alternatives for years. Norris says it takes about 18 to 24 months for a new menu item to hit stores. There are five stages: understand, imagine, prototype, validate, and launch. It appears we have a few more steps to go before Chick-fil-A becomes a vegan-friendly spot. Until then, “Eat Mor Chicken.”