Another Food Chain Joins the Vegetarian Trend

Hooters is the latest restaurant to jump onto the meatless meat trend. That’s right, vegetarians can now indulge in wings at everyone’s favorite wings place.

The restaurant released meatless chicken wings on January 6 at 318 locations across the U.S. The “Unreal wings” are made from Quorn meat substitute, a fermented fungus that’s high in protein and fiber, low in saturated fat, and contains no cholesterol. While Quorn products are vegan, the wings aren’t as Hooters uses eggs and milk.

The meatless wings are like any other wings at Hooters; they are fried and tossed in the sauces and toppings. They are available in serving sizes of six or ten pieces and with any of the 14 popular sauces including Original BBQ, Honey Thai Chili Pepper, and Classic Buffalo.

Carl Sweat, the CMO of Hooters, said the wings are “a healthier option without compromising on the full Hooters Wing flavor.” Kevin Brennan, CEO of Quorn Foods said, “The rise of meatless options, especially at quick-service and fast-casual restaurants, has largely centered on burgers, and we’re excited to partner with Hooters to roll out the first meatless poultry item on a national scale in the US.”

Have you tried the “Unreal wings” yet? If so, what did you think?