UPDATE: After a successful trial in St. Louis, Burger King now plans to roll out the Impossible Whopper nationwide this year. By 2020, Impossible Whoppers should be available in all 7,000+ restaurants.
After vegetarian line MorningStar Farms announced that it would go fully vegan, there was a lot of speculation over whether Burger King, which currently carries a MorningStar burger patty, would adopt the new product and offer a vegan burger option.
Though the fast-food giant has not commented on its ongoing relationship with MorningStar, it did announce a big plant-based development: Burger King will offer The Impossible Whopper, its signature burger with a vegan patty from Impossible Foods.
After a trial in the St. Louis area, the Impossible Whopper could be available in more than 7,200 locations nationwide.
Though the Impossible Whopper comes with animal-derived mayonnaise, it looks like vegans will be able to go without the mayo for a totally plant-based burger.
Millions of people are waking up to the cruel realities of animal agriculture and opting for more compassionate options, and companies are starting to listen.
So–who’s next? We’re asking Tyson Foods and McDonald’s to step into the plant-based revolution. Sign our petition today to encourage the companies to follow Burger King’s example and offer a vegan burger.
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