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Des Moines will test Burger King's Impossible nuggets starting next week, reports say

Starting Oct. 11, customers in Iowa's capital will be able to test out the eight-piece vegetarian entre.

DES MOINES, Iowa — Burger King will start testing a new plant-based menu item in the United States next week, and Des Moines will be one of three cities to offer it. 

Good Morning America reports the international fast-food chain announced Wednesday it'll be testing plant-based nuggets from Impossible Foods in Des Moines, Boston and Miami starting Oct. 11. 

The "chicken" nuggets will be sold in eight-count orders with a choice of dipping sauce. 

"This isn’t the first time we’ve teamed up with Impossible to make waves in the industry. In 2019, we became the first quick-service restaurant to serve the award-winning, plant-based Impossible patty and offer the iconic Impossible Whopper," Ellie Doty, chief marketing officer for Burger King North America said in a statement. "So, it’s only fitting we’re the first global QSR to test the Impossible Nuggets. We’re excited to hear what our guests in the test markets think of this latest innovation."

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Burger King said the nuggets will offer a similar savory taste with a golden-brown crispy breading and tender, juicy bite on the inside. 

It's also adding more spicy menu innovations, like Ghost Pepper Chicken Nuggets, nationwide for a limited time. 

Royal Perks members will be able to try out that entre before it officially hits menus on Oct. 11. 

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