Some 318 Hooters restaurants across the U.S. are introducing meatless wings as part of a national launch. The Unreal Wings, made with Quorn’s meatless wings, are fried then tossed in Hooters’ sauces and 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!" says Carl Sweat, chief marketing officer, 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 they know and love."
The wings are vegetarian, non-GMO, soy-free and sustainably produced.
"We've been in the meat alternative game since the 1980s, and the new Hooters Unreal Wings taste just as good as chicken," says Kevin Brennan, chief executive officer, Quorn Foods. "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 U.S."
Hooters’ Unreal Wings are now available at participating Hooters restaurants.