McPlant plant-based burger

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McDonald’s Reports High Demand for McPlant Burger in Ireland

As reported by Farming Independent, McDonald’s has said it is “delighted” with the performance of its meat-free McPlant burger in Ireland. The McPlant launched at all 95 McDonald’s stores in Ireland at the beginning of the year. The rollout had been delayed by the chain’s search for a suitable plant-based cheese; it eventually decided to create its own in collaboration with Kerry. Despite the burger’s success, McDonald’s says it does …

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Vegan Junk Food Bar

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Vegan Junk Food Bar Enters Germany With Largest Ever Store

On September 1, Dutch chain Vegan Junk Food Bar will open its first German location in the city of Cologne. The 222-seat restaurant will be the chain’s largest to date. For the most part, the menu will be the same as other Vegan Junk Food Bar locations, which serve dishes such as burgers, vegan seafood, and plant-based ribs. However, a new dish — Loaded Fries with Bratwurst — has been …

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Fuller's x Made in Hackney

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Fuller’s Partners With Made in Hackney to Launch Plant-Based Burger in London Pubs

UK company Fuller’s Brewery has partnered with London community kitchen Made in Hackney to offer a plant-based burger at pubs owned by Fuller’s. The burger features a jerk patty made from mushrooms, quinoa, and beetroot, topped with smoky vegan cheese, tahini-dressed kale, balsamic beef tomato, and a secret sauce. It is served with triple-cooked chips. The collaboration is ongoing, and Made in Hackney will also be developing vegan Christmas dishes …

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Burger King Costa Rica

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Burger King Reveals Plant-Based Pop-Up in Costa Rica

Burger King announces the continuation of its meat-free pop-ups in various international markets, with its newest plant-based pop-up opening today in San Jose, Costa Rica. Following its other similar ventures, the new location is operating in partnership with The Vegetarian Butcher. The news follows the chain’s first LAC pop-up in Santiago, Chile, and the San Jose is expected to be well received, as “Costa Rica is one of the best-performing …

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KFC France

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KFC Launches Quorn Based ‘Colonel Veggie’ in France

From today until 11 October, chicken lovers who want to reduce their meat consumption can purchase the Colonel Veggie at KFC France. The chick*n fillet is produced by Quorn and the burger comes in a sesame seed bun with cheddar cheese and sauces, which should be removed to make vegan friendly. The menu item is reportedly certified by V-Label and is cooked on a separate griddle to animal meat. In …

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Byron Burger

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Byron Burger to Offer Vegan Version of All Dishes, Doubling Menu Size

UK casual dining chain Byron Burger is to begin offering plant-based versions of all its beef and chicken burgers. Beef burgers, such as the B-Rex and Smokey, can now be ordered with a Beyond Meat patty, while chicken burgers like the Clucky can be made with Meatless Farm’s plant-based chicken. Aside from the burgers, the chain has developed a plant-based version of its Byron Sauce, as well as dairy-free alternatives …

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Plantcraft Bologna Sandwich

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New York’s Plantega Partners with Plantcraft for Exclusive Plant-Based Bologna Sandwich

NYC’s Plantega, a deli-in-store concept found throughout the city’s bodegas, is partnering with deli meat startup Plantcraft to debut the latter’s new plant-based bologna. For a limited time, the new Bologna Sandwich will be available exclusively at four Plantega locations in Brooklyn and Manhattan.  Featuring Plantcraft Bologna, mustard, vegan mayo, vegan cheese, lettuce and tomato on sliced bread, the sandwich will be on the menu Aug. 26 – Sept. 26 …

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Harry David + Renegade Plant-Based Salami

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112-Year-Old Harry & David Partners with Renegade Foods for First Vegan Charcuterie Box

Harry & David, one of the oldest purveyors of gourmet gift baskets, is introducing its first selection of plant-based cured meats, reports VegNews. The Vegan Charcuterie Collection features three varieties of salami by Renegade Foods – a California maker of premium meat-free charcuterie. Now available for US nationwide shipping, the collection retails for $74.99 and features three flavors: Toscana, Spicy Chorizo and Sopresatta.  Founded in 1910, Harry & David is …

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Geranium dish

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Copenhagen’s Geranium Named Best Restaurant in the World After Going Meat-Free

Chef Rasmus Kofoed of the 3-star Michelin restaurant Geranium, decided to remove meat from his menu at the end of 2021, with the change coming into effect this January. This summer, Geranium was named best restaurant in the world. Founded in 2007 by Kofoed and Søren Ledet and located in a Copenhagen football stadium, the Copenhagen fine dining spot was awarded second place in the list in 2021. Following the …

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Impossible chicken patties

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Impossible Chicken Patties Launch at Retailers US-Wide, Will Feature in New Burger King Sandwich

Impossible Foods has announced the launch of its Impossible Chicken Patties, said to taste and cook just like conventional chicken. The launch follows the success of Impossible Chicken Nuggets, which proved three times more popular than the leading animal-based nugget in a blind taste test. The patties share the same taste, texture, and crispy coating as the nuggets, as well as a similar nutritional profile — they contain 10g of …

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Next Level Burger Stacked Vegan Burger

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West Coast Favorite Next Level Burger Opening New Flagship Location in Denver, CO

Plant-based burger chain Next Level Burger announces it is opening its flagship restaurant in Denver, CO on August 20th. The new outlet will be the Oregon-based brand’s ninth national location and first in Colorado.  Calling itself “America’s First Plant-Based Burger Joint”, the eight-year-old Next Level brand is famous for its healthy yet decadent take on fast food, ranging from stacked vegan burgers and Crispy Chik’n sandwiches to baskets of tenders, …

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Slutty Vegan Prepares to Open First NYC Restaurant in Brooklyn Next Month

Pinky Cole, founder and CEO of burger phenomenon Slutty Vegan, announces Slutty Vegan Brooklyn will officially open on Saturday, September 17th. Located at 690 Fulton Street in Fort Greene, the new restaurant marks the brand’s first franchise in New York, and its 7th national location. Known for its provocatively named burgers, Slutty Vegan was founded in 2018 and has become world-famous both for its indulgent fast food and epic long …

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Taco Bell Crispy Melty Taco

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Taco Bell Trials New Plant-Based Meat in 50 Locations, Still Planning Beyond Meat Launch

Taco Bell USA announces it is testing a new meat substitute made with pea and soy protein at 50 restaurant locations in Birmingham, AL. For a limited time, the Crispy Melt Taco and Nachos Bell Grande will feature the new protein, which can also be ordered on any of the chain’s menu items. Taco Bell reveals this product is separate from the company’s ongoing collaboration with Beyond Meat, which will …

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Kevin Hart Vegan Fast Food

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Kevin Hart’s Vegan Hart House Restaurant Opening Aug. 25, With Eye Towards National Expansion

Comedian Kevin Hart reveals his plant-based fast food concept, Hart House, will open its first location in LA’s Westchester neighborhood on Thursday, August 25th.  Serving a menu of burg’rs, chick’n sandwiches, salads, fries, and milkshakes, Hart House aims to “disrupt fast food” with healthier and more affordable plant-based options, Hart says.  Several Southern California locations are already in the works, and the brand is looking toward US national expansion, with …

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impossible pork arrives in australia

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Impossible Pork Arrives in Australian Restaurants

Impossible Foods announces the launch of Impossible Pork at a number of iconic local restaurants and cafes across Australia. Over half of consumers surveyed in Hong Kong who participated in a blind tasting test preferred Impossible Pork to ground pig meat. Every test category, including flavor and texture preferences and purchase intent, gave Impossible Pork a superior score. Impossible Pork is as adaptable as pork from pigs and may be …

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