Burger King’s first plant-based burger will soon be in the hands of vegans everywhere by the end of the year. Four weeks after the fast-food chain did a test run on the Impossible Whopper in St. Louis it is now ready for an additional test in a few other markets.
The successful attempt in St. Louis exceeds expectations thanks to the growing demands for vegan and meatless options. “Burger King restaurants in St. Louis are showing encouraging results and Impossible Whopper sales are complementing traditional Whopper purchases.” Created in Silicon Valley’s Impossible Foods, the plant-based burger isn’t the only new option for those wanting to meatless.
Mexican food chain Qdoba is also planning to launch plant-based protein ingredients in Brooklyn, Denver, and Los Angeles after a successful test run in Michigan. According to the Vegan Herald, Pizza Hut is also planning to include vegan cheese to its U.S. menu. An option already available in its UK chains.
“While we’re proud of our dedicated vegan menu in the UK, the report is inaccurate, and we have no plans at this time to carry vegan cheese at our US locations,” the company stated. With the vegan and meatless lifestyle growing as environment and health concerns grow it is only a matter of time before restaurants like McDonald’s and other chains begin to roll out their own vegan menu.
Learn more about Burger King’s Impossible Whopper in the video above.