Apparently, folks love the 11 herbs and spices of KFC no matter what it comes packaged as!

Samples of a new plant-based chicken product, “Beyond Fried Chicken” sold out today in less than five hours at a market test hosted at an Atlanta-area KFC on Cobb Parkway near Suntrust Park.

“Lines were consistently wrapped around the restaurant starting at 8 a.m., with double-looped drive-thru lines,” explained a spokesperson for the company. “The test was so successful, guests purchased in five hours the amount of Beyond Fried Chicken KFC would normally sell on an average of popcorn chicken in a week.”

Atlantans were the first to get a taste of KFC’s new “Beyond Fried Chicken” as part of an exclusive, one restaurant test Aug. 27 at the Cobb Parkway KFC, located at 2637 Cobb Pkwy South East, Smyrna, Ga. Guests were invited to the restaurant for a complimentary sample of Beyond Fried Chicken from 10:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. with purchase of any KFC menu item, while supplies last.

The Beyond Fried Chicken was available in nuggets with choice of favorite dipping sauce, like KFC’s signature Finger-Lickin’ Good sauce, or boneless wings tossed in one of three sauce options: Nashville Hot, Buffalo or Honey BBQ.

KFC guests who wanted to make it a meal can pick from several Colonel-approved Beyond Fried Chicken options, including nuggets, available in six or 12-piece combo meals (which include a side and medium drink) for $6.49 and $8.49, or four-piece à la carte for $1.99; and boneless wings, available in six- or 12-piece options for $6 and $12 (tax extra).

Consumers stand in line at an Atlanta-based KFC throughout the day to be among the first to try Beyond Fried Chicken, a plant-based chicken made in partnership with Beyond Meat, on Tuesday Aug. 27, 2019. (John Amis / AP Images for Beyond Meat)

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