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·         Tyson Foods Challenges Beyond Meat, Impossible Foods with Its Unchicken Sandwich

The test run muscles in on Beyond's competitive advantage in one key way.

 

·         Jack in the Box Is Testing Its First Sandwich with Plant-Based Chicken

… The sandwich is made with a patty produced by Tyson-owned Raised & Rooted brand…

 

 

Tyson Foods Challenges Beyond Meat, Impossible Foods with Its Unchicken Sandwich

The test run muscles in on Beyond's competitive advantage in one key way.

 

Rhian Hunt, The Motley Fool

Oct 15, 2020

 

In a development echoing last year's chicken sandwich wars, Tyson Foods, Inc. (NYSE:TSN) threw down the gauntlet to noted plant-based meat-maker Beyond Meat and privately held Impossible Foods with its first U.S. launch of its "Unchicken sandwich." Diners can sink their teeth into a crunchy faux filet at Reno, Nevada and Salinas, California Jack in the Box, Inc. restaurants during the test offering starting today, according to the press release.

 

The trial run is slated to continue through Dec. 12 or whenever the selected restaurants run out of Unchicken. Notably, the offering, which uses plant-based chicken from Tyson's Raised & Rooted faux-meat brand, features pea protein isolate in the Unchicken filets. While Beyond Meat highlights the use of pea and potato protein rather than soy in its Beyond Burgers, its Beyond Fried Chicken experiment made use of wheat and soy protein.

 

Tyson says its Unchicken filets are breaded and have been designed to meet flavor, texture, and "crunch" standards approximating actual chicken. The Jack in the Box offering is apparently aimed at COVID-19-driven ordering trends, with the release noting, "chicken sandwiches consistently top the list of most ordered delivery items, and during the pandemic, 'chicken' has been the most tweeted about food."

 

According to reporting by Forbes, Jack in the Box and Tyson are borrowing some details of their promotional campaign, including gifts of pandemic face masks infused with chicken aroma...

 

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Jack in the Box Is Testing Its First Sandwich with Plant-Based Chicken

The chain’s new Unchicken Sandwich rolls out in test markets in Nevada and California.

 

by Anna Starostinetskaya, VegNews

October 15, 2020

 

Today, fast-food chain Jack in the Box launched the Unchicken Sandwich, its first meatless option, at test locations in Reno, NV and Monterey and Salinas, CA. The sandwich is made with a patty produced by Tyson-owned Raised & Rooted brand. While the retail line of Raised & Rooted contains animal products such as eggs, the bespoke patty at Jack in the Box is completely plant-based, a Tyson spokesperson confirmed to VegNews. 

 

“Jack in the Box is delivering industry leading innovation with the first plant-based chicken sandwich at retail in the US,” Jennifer Kennedy, Chief Product Officer at Jack in the Box, said. “We are excited to meet the growing demand for meatless alternatives with our new Unchicken sandwiches providing indulgent taste, crispy crunch, and savory flavor in a new plant-based option.”

 

The limited-time sandwich (served with non-vegan mayonnaise, lettuce, and tomato) is available in Spicy and Classic flavors in both à la carte and combo formats and is priced comparably to its other menu items at $6.99 for the combo option. The Unchicken Sandwich will be available until December 12, or while supplies last.

 

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https://vegnews.com/2020/10/jack-in-the-box-is-testing-its-first-sandwich-with-plant-based-chicken