Today is Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2019. Here’s what you need to know:
KFC seems to be taking after Burger King, and the burger chain’s Impossible Whopper.
The fried chicken restaurant is set to test chicken made with Beyond Meat at an Atlanta location, according to CNN. As part of the collaboration, the companies will offer “Beyond Fried Chicken” near the Atlanta Braves’ SunTrust Park.
Beyond Meat’s plant-based chicken product follows the company’s burger, ground beef, sausage and other alternative. KFC will offer Beyond Meat alternatives as nuggets or boneless wings in six of 12-piece combo meals. The wings are $1 each and the nuggets are $6.49 for six and $8.49 for 12.
Other than KFC, many other fast-food chains and eateries have adopted plant-based alternatives. Burger King’s Impossible Whopper is a hit across the U.S., and Tim Hortons and Dunkin’ Donuts are currently testing Beyond Meat alternatives.
News from The Post:
Ohio University’s school of nursing was awarded a $1.35 million grant. (The Post)
Here’s where you can find vinyl in Athens (The Post)
Classes have begun, so here are some book recommendations to help you get back in the school groove (The Post)
Scores and Game Times:
Coach Frank Solich discussed Ohio football ahead of the team’s first game on Saturday. (The Post)
You may want to grab an umbrella. Today will be mostly cloudy with a 60% chance of rain. The high will be 81 degrees. (Courtesy of Scalia Lab)
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Viola Davis will portray Michelle Obama in a forthcoming Showtime series. (Variety)
Major changes are coming to Disney’s many parks in 2020. (Polygon)
A North Carolina teen registered people to vote as they waited in line at Popeyes for the fast-food chain’s new chicken sandwich. (WKYC)