Free KFC—From PETA?

It's Vegan, Of Course! PETA Will Give Away Samples of the Hottest New Thing in Fast Food: Beyond Fried Chicken

For Immediate Release:
February 4, 2020

Brooke Rossi 202-483-7382

Charlotte, N.C. – During the Wednesday lunch rush—and because KFC just started offering vegan Beyond Fried Chicken at nearly 100 stores, including dozens in the Charlotte area—members of PETA will pass out free samples outside the KFC on Freedom Drive to promote the new animal-free option, which sold out in just five hours when it debuted in Atlanta.

 When:    Wednesday, February 5, 12 noon

Where:    2639 Freedom Dr. (between Pacific and Camp Greene streets), Charlotte

“This crispy vegan delight is a delicious option for anyone who wants to practice kindness to animals at the drive-through,” says PETA Executive Vice President Tracy Reiman. “PETA says ‘dig in’ to diners and urges KFC to make the finger-lickin’ vegan chicken a menu mainstay at its restaurants nationwide.”

Each person who goes vegan spares nearly 200 animals a year daily suffering and a terrifying death in today’s meat industry—and vegans help combat climate change and deforestation, as more than 80% of the Amazon rainforest that’s been cleared since 1970 is used for meat production.

PETA—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to eat”—opposes speciesism, which is a human-supremacist worldview. For more information, please visit

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