While many are still wiping their chins from the aftermath of last summer's chicken sandwich wars, Burger King is still fighting the good greasy fight.
The classic burger chain is trying out some twists on their popular chicken nuggets. The Ghost Pepper Chicken Nuggets are being rolled out for the Halloween season. Made with white meat chicken and spiced with fiery ghost peppers, they’ll be available at all locations for a limited time.
The new BK menu item that may have a longer-lasting impact are the new Impossible Nuggets, made with the plant-based Impossible meat that has been tinkered with in sandwiches across fast food chains in the last couple years — including Burger King's own Impossible Whopper. But Burger King says it will be the first global quick-service restaurant brand to test the plant-based nuggets from Impossible Foods.
“This isn’t the first time we’ve teamed up with Impossible to make waves in the industry,” Ellie Doty, Burger King North America chief marketing officer, said in a statement. “So, it’s only fitting we’re the first global QSR (quick-service restaurant) to test the Impossible Nuggets. We’re excited to hear what our guests in the test markets think of this latest innovation.”
Unlike the Ghost Pepper Chicken Nuggets, the Impossible Nuggets will only be available at locations in Des Moines, IA, Boston, MA, and Miami, FL, and for only a limited time.
A warning for vegan BK customers — as Yahoo Finance reports, the Impossible nuggets are made from plants but "cooked in the same oil as meat and cheese products."
Members of the Burger King’s “ Royal Perks” loyalty program get access to the Ghost Pepper Chicken Nuggets in the BK app starting Wednesday, before it debuts on Monday. Burger King says it’s the first time it’s giving its members “an exclusive first look to a brand-new menu item, and it won’t be the last.”