Meatless tacos, meatless burgers, now it’s time for meatless wings! For the first time on the casual-dining stage, 318 Hooters restaurants across the United States are introducing meatless wings in a national launch – the Unreal Wings made with Quorn.
The product is made with Quorn’s Meatless Wings, which are fried and then tossed in Hooters’ classic sauces and dry rubs. From Original BBQ to Honey Thai Chili Pepper to Classic Buffalo, the Unreal Wings are vegetarian, non-GMO and soy-free. Diners can now enjoy them with any of Hooters fourteen sauces or dry rubs.
“We’re excited to build upon our heritage of offering the broadest variety of wings under one roof by being the first to bring great tasting meatless wings to our guests!” said Carl Sweat, chief marketing officer of Atlanta, Georgia-headquartered Hooters of America. “By partnering with Quorn, we were able to create the taste, texture and crispiness of our world-famous chicken wings perfectly. Similar to our launch of smoked wings and roasted wings with half the calories of our regular wings, the Unreal wings provide our guests a healthier option without compromising on the full Hooters Wing flavor.”
All Quorn products are entirely meat-free and provide a tasty, nutrient-rich protein source low in cholesterol and saturated fats. They are sustainably produced, using less land and water to produce than meat.
“We’ve been in the meat alternative game since the 1980s, and the new Hooters Unreal Wings taste just as good as chicken,” said Quorn Foods CEO Kevin Brennan. “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.”
Quorn Foods is a global player in meat alternative foods with nearly 5 billion meals served since 1985. Headquartered in Stokesley, North Yorkshire, England, with a US Office in Chicago, the company offers a wide assortment of frozen and refrigerated meat alternative products to appeal to the rapidly expanding group of consumers wanting to reduce their meat consumption. All Quorn products are made from mycoprotein, which is a source of high-quality protein that is low in saturated fat and contains no cholesterol.
Hooters of America, LLC, is the franchisor and operator of more than 425 Hooters restaurants in 39 states and 31 countries. Known for its world famous Hooters Style chicken wings and iconic waitresses typically adorned in short nylon orange runner’s shorts and white tank tops with the “Hootie the Owl” logo, the first Hooters opened its doors in 1983 in Clearwater, Florida.