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    When Fast Food Met Veggie

  • The plant movement is spreading beyond niche independents and micro-chains and onto the menus of some of the biggest names in limited service.

    Chipotle
    Chipotle's Plant-Powered Lifestyle Bowls.

    Just two months ago, Chipotle unveiled its Plant-Powered Lifestyle Bowls with both vegetarian and vegan iterations.

    In February, Panda Express announced its Eggplant Tofu and Chow Mein dishes, as well as its steamed rice and Super Green sides would be 100 percent plant-based after having cooked the items in chicken broth.

    Carl’s Jr. teamed up with Beyond Meat to create a vegan version of its Famous Star Burger in January.

    After collaborating with Impossible Foods for six months, White Castle began serving Impossible Sliders system-wide last fall.

    Taco Bell kicked off 2019 with a new emphasis on its veg-friendly offerings; it’s testing a menu dedicated exclusively to vegetarian options.

    In 2017, Sonic Drive-In became the first major chain to combine ground beef and mushrooms in a blended burger called the Signature Slinger.

    Burger King just announced that it is testing an Impossible Whopper in St. Louis, becoming the first national quick-service chain to feature the Impossible Burger.

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