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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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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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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meat-free sub

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Lion’s Choice Launches Meat-Free Sub in Collaboration With Hungry Planet

St. Louis-based fast-food chain Lion’s Choice has joined forces with local alt-meat startup Hungry Planet to offer a meat-free sub. Best known for its roast beef sandwiches, this is the first time Lion’s Choice has offered plant-based meat in its 55-year history. The sub features Hungry Planet’s soy-based meatballs on a toasted bun with marinara sauce. By default, the sandwich also contains Provel cheese, but vegans can request it without. …

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Pizza Hut UK

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Pizza Hut UK Offers Vegan Cheese for Delivery Nationwide as Meat-Free Sales Rise by 19%

Pizza Hut UK has partnered with alt-dairy brand Violife to offer vegan cheese for delivery across the country. Violife cheese has been available at Pizza Hut’s dine-in restaurants since 2017, and the partnership has now been extended to the chain’s Delivery Huts following a successful local trial earlier this summer. Customers will be able to swap the cheese on any pizza for Violife’s plant-based alternative. “The partnership gives everyone who …

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KFC Australia Wicked Popcorn

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KFC Australia Launches Plant-Based Wicked Popcorn Chicken

KFC Australia has launched its first ever plant-based option — Wicked Popcorn. The meat-free bites are made with pea protein and feature the same spice mix as the chain’s Wicked Wings. Wicked Popcorn is available in a box, a bowl, or as a Combo option with fries and a drink. It is served with a new vegan lime ranch dipping sauce. While the new offering is made entirely from plant-based …

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really happy chicken burger

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Vegan Fast Food Shop Really Happy Chicken Ranked 1st on ‘UK’s Top 40 Burger Bucket List’

American style vegan fast food shop Really Happy Chicken has landed at first place on the ‘UK’s top 40 burger bucket list’ with its plant-based Sticky Burger. Debuting in Brighton in 2020, Really Happy Chicken is known for its KFC-inspired menu and South American fast food flair. Selling out within just four hours on its opening day in 2020, the vegan chicken shop serves burgers, grilled wraps, fried vegan chicken …

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Nomoo Cheeseburger and Fries

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Nomoo Partners with Nestle Professional to Develop Proprietary Plant-Based Burger, Chicken and Cheese

LA burger concept nomoo is partnering with Nestle Professional, the world’s largest global foodservice manufacturer, to develop a proprietary line of plant-based products. The companies’ first offering, a gluten-free, non-GMO pea protein burger, will launch in October 2022, with a plant-based chicken burger and cheese currently in the works.  Created to help streamline nomoo’s operations, the new line will provide key advantages for the vegan fast food brand as it …

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Project Pollo Compete with Chick-Fil-A

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Project Pollo Opens 13th Texas Location As It Aims to Compete with Chick-Fil-A

Project Pollo, a Texas vegan chicken chain, announces it will open its 6th location in San Antonio, TX on August 20th. The outlet will mark the chain’s 13th overall location as it approaches its 2nd anniversary, and continues on its bold mission to open 100 restaurants by 2025.  Crispy chick’n sandwiches For the latest opening, Project Pollo will host an August 18th celebration featuring a ribbon-cutting ceremony with the San …

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