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KFC Launches The 'I Love You Bacon' Burger With Three Meaty Layers

KFC Launches The 'I Love You Bacon' Burger With Three Meaty Layers

Ever had a burger and thought, 'this just isn't quite meaty enough'? Well, the good people at KFC have heard your prayers and answered them.

The Colonel and his gang have just added the 'I love bacon' burger to their menu, sure to sate any carnivore's appetite.

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But you will have to be quick if you want to get your hands on one, as the fast food giant has said the triple-stacked sandwich will only available for a limited time after it goes on sale next week.

The meat-filled sandwich is set to launch on Bank Holiday Monday (6 May), and will be around for just six short weeks.

The 'I love you bacon' burger will launch next week. Credit: KFC
The 'I love you bacon' burger will launch next week. Credit: KFC

However, it won't come cheap, with the burger alone setting diners back £5.39, or £6.39 for the meal.

But if you don't fancy actually going into one of KFC's restaurants, the burger will also be available for delivery exclusively on JustEat.

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Speaking ahead of the launch, Marcus Buck, a brand manager at KFC, admitted it might not be the wisest decision to launch the massively meaty product at a time when people are turning away from animal products in favour of a healthier alternative.

He said: "Let's face it, we've timed this burger badly. We're launching the I Love You Bacon Burger in a year when unprecedented numbers of people are eschewing meat and embracing the aubergine.

Credit: PA
Credit: PA

"But for those bacon lovers that remain, this one's for you. It's so irresistibly tasty - try one before you turn vegan."

But it's not all meat-based news at KFC - last year the restaurant chain announced it was trialling a new chicken-free-fried-chicken.

In a statement to Foodbeast, a spokesperson said that 'development of the recipe is still in its very early stages, and so the options we're exploring in our kitchen are still top secret'. The Colonel and his crew bloody love a secret, don't they?

The statement added: "Once we've perfected the recipe we aim to test with customers this year, and if all goes well, we hope to launch a new vegetarian option in 2019."

The company has also said the veggie version of its food will be healthier than the meaty ones we're all used to. KFC has previously announced plans to develop a new menu with meals containing 600 calories or fewer and will gradually drop the number of calories in its food by 20 percent over the next seven years.

Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: Food, uk news, Interesting, KFC

Dominic Smithers

Dominic graduated from the University of Leeds with a degree in French and History. Like you, Dom has often questioned how much use a second language has been. Well, after stints working at the Manchester Evening News, the Accrington Observer and the Macclesfield Express, along with never setting foot in France, he realised the answer is surprisingly little. But I guess, c'est la vie. Contact us at [email protected]

 

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