KFC is stripping out the bones to make it easier for people to eat its chicken. The fast-food chain is introducing fried boneless chicken chunks on April 14 as an alternative to its traditional breast, thigh, and drumstick pieces. The new offering reflects the growing popularity of nuggets and strips that are easier to eat on the go. KFC says nearly four out five servings of fried chicken in the US are now boneless. Based on customer trends, the company says chicken with bones could eventually be pushed off its menu.
The new boneless, skinless pieces are about twice the size of KFC's crispy strips and come in white or dark meat. A rep for the chain says it took two to three years to develop its version of boneless chicken, which performed strongly in test markets including Oklahoma City and Omaha last year. (Read more Kentucky Fried Chicken stories.)