Herbivorous Butcher

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The Herbivorous Butcher: “Learn Everything You Can About Your Product and Stand Behind It”

The Herbivorous Butcher of Minneapolis consists of Kale and Aubry Walch who together have operated one of the very first fully plant-based butcher shops since way before plant-based was in its current incarnation, running popups and farmers market stalls from 2014 and opening the first brick-and-mortar in 2016. The brother and sister duo became known to many of us outside of the USA when in 2021 they won the rights to use the phrase “vegan butcher” following a court battle with Nestle, thus gaining worldwide press coverage and a place in the hearts of vegans, especially in their home state where THB has gone from strength to strength, going on to found an animal sanctuary as well as a vegan fried chicken concept, Herbie Butcher’s …

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Oowee's Classic Christmas Oowee

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UK Chain Oowee Introduces Three New Festive Vegan Products

Oowee announces it is to add three festive vegan products to all menus, entailing both savoury and sweet items. Oowee has enjoyed a successful year, opening a new flagship store in Brighton in March and in July partnering with OmniFoods for the Ocean Burger, a vegan fish fillet burger described as being highly realistic. The new festive dishes launch in all Oowee locations in London, Bristol and Brighton this week and will be on the menus until 4th January. The three dishes are: Oowee’s Classic Christmas: A classic Crispy Chick’n burger, filled with crunchy red cabbage, a creamy stuffing mayo, a hash brown, crispy fried onions, cranberry sauce, and spinach pesto in a bun. Classic Christmas Poutine: A generous portion of fries, Crispy Popcorn Chick’n, …

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Burger King Portugal Trials 100% Vegan Restaurant in Lisbon

For a month, Burger King Portugal‘s restaurant at Rua de Belém in Lisbon turns vegan. The 400 to 500 customers who visit this Burger King daily will only be able to eat animal-free food. This will be the fast chain’s first 100% vegan restaurant in the Iberian peninsula, offering customers vegan versions of classics such as the Whopper, Big King, and Long Chicken, created in partnership with The Vegetarian Butcher. Everything vegan In the month-long pop-up, which aims to test consumer preferences, not only the burgers are animal-free. All the menu items were adapted to the vegan concept. “We have eliminated all animal products from our kitchen to ensure food safety,” assures Jorge Carvalho, general manager of BK Spain & Portugal. The cheese and bacon …

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Mercy For Animals Urges Major Fast Food Chains to Add Vegan Menu Options in 2023

International nonprofit animal protection organization Mercy For Animals is urging major restaurant brands to add vegan menu options for 2023 in a new celebrity-backed campaign, “New Year. New Choices.” The campaign is focused on challenging Dairy Queen, Five Guys, Quiznos, and King Taco to add plant-based options in 2023. To mark the campaign launch, bottles of branded bubbly have been sent to top executives at these chains, with the instructions of opening the bottles only once they’re able to celebrate the introduction of a new, plant-based menu item and “#CheersToChoices.” Celebrities including actors Alexandra Paul, William McNamara, Cortney Palm, Aubrey K. Miller, Tonya Kay, Stephanie Gerard, and Amanda Grace Benitez; alt-pop music artist Chad Kowal; country singer Simone Reyes; model Natalie Gal; and chef Leslie …

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Dirty Vegan Nuggets

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Burger King UK Launches Dirty Vegan Nuggets for World Vegan Day

Burger King is marking World Vegan Day by launching a new plant-based option — Dirty Vegan Nuggets — in the UK. Made in collaboration with The Vegetarian Butcher, the soy-based nuggets are a limited-edition version of the popular vegan nuggets launched by the chain at the beginning of the year. They come topped with barbecue sauce and crispy onions. To buy the nuggets, customers will need a code that can only be found on the Burger King app. The menu item will be available both in-store and via click-and-collect from November 1-6. It can also be ordered from Deliveroo. Plant-based by Burger King UK Burger King has been expanding its vegan options worldwide as it aims to become 50% plant-based by 2030. The chain’s UK …

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Domino's Spain

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Domino’s Launches New Vegan Pizzas in Spain

Domino’s Pizza has launched a new selection of vegan pizzas for the Spanish market: Varbacoa de Heura, Tony Veggeroni and Veggiña. This launch has been carried out through the campaign that addresses the late launch of vegan pizzas “A buenas horas pizzas verdes.” The campaign, in collaboration with Good Rebels, will focus on digital and outdoor media, and will publicise its new vegan recipes, thus offering this target group the possibility of consuming these products in shops and at home. The new pizzas offer classic recipes but with animal-free ingredients: Heura‘s Varbacoa pizza – made with a base of barbecue sauce, Violife cheese, Heura chicken, onion and corn. The Veggiña – with a natural tomato base, Violife cheese, mushrooms, black olives, onion and green pepper. …

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Neat Burger

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Neat Burger to Expand into Dubai and Italy, With Eventual Retail Launch Planned

As reported by FoodNavigator, plant-based QSR chain Neat Burger is set to expand into new markets following its successful launch in the US. Co-founded by Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton, Neat Burger currently has eight locations in London and one in New York. The UK-headquartered chain will open its first Dubai location in November, and has also revealed plans to expand into Italy in the near future. Neat Burger says it will also eventually launch its products for retail, after first building up a customer base via its restaurants. The company cites other brands that have successfully made the transition, such as Pizza Express and Nando’s. Global expansion Neat Burger first announced plans to expand globally back in 2020, when it had just three restaurants. …

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burger king israel plant-based whopper burger

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Burger King Israel Launches Plant-Based Whopper and Nuggets Developed by Meat.The End

Burger King Israel recently launched a plant-based Whopper and vegan chicken nuggets, developed by food tech Israeli startup, Meat. The End, especially for the fast food chain. Last Monday, the Whopper and nuggets debuted as part of a one-week trial at a Burger King restaurant pop-up in Tel Aviv. After the pilot, the items will appear on menus at nine franchise-owned stores by next month, according to Burger King Israel. Strategic move Keren Kupermintz, vice president of marketing, trade and business development at Delek Israel and Burger King, said: “The launch of the plant-based category at Burger King Israel is a strategic move since, in our opinion, a large audience is looking for meat alternatives — not only vegans, but also those who reduce meat …

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TiNDLE launches at Miss Millie's

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TiNDLE Launches at UK Fried Chicken Chain Miss Millie’s

Singaporean startup Next Gen Foods has launched its TiNDLE plant-based chicken products at UK fried chicken chain Miss Millie’s. TiNDLE is now available at all 11 Miss Millie’s locations in the form of a new plant-based chicken burger called the Veganista. The burger will also be available as a combo option with onion rings, fries, and a drink. Additionally, Miss Millie’s is offering TiNDLE’s plant-based chicken nuggets. The chain has invested in a new set of fryers that will be used exclusively for vegan food, avoiding cross-contamination. About Miss Millie’s Established in 1988, Miss Millie’s was originally based exclusively in the city of Bristol. In 2020, the company was sold for the first time in its history, and under new ownership it began to expand …

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Earth Burger Franchise

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Texas: Earth Burger Partners with Sinelli Concepts to Launch US National Franchising

Sinelli Concepts International, the parent company to hundreds of global restaurants and businesses, announces a partnership with Texas-based restaurant chain Earth Burger to launch national franchising across the US.  Aiming to “change the future of fast food”, Earth Burger will hold a launch party on Nov. 10th to showcase its brand to potential franchisees. According to Sinelli, which has helped launch successful concepts such as Which Wich Sandwiches, Genghis Grill and Paciugo Gelato, Earth Burger has already attracted strong interest and received hundreds of franchising inquiries.  Founded in 2014 in San Antonio, Earth Burger is led by award-winning chef Mike Behrend and serves a healthier, fully plant-based take on classic fast food. Its menu ranges from the signature Earth Burger (made with Beyond Meat) to …

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Domino's Australia

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Domino’s Australia Partners With Impossible Foods For New Pizza Range

Domino’s Australia has joined forces with Impossible Foods to launch a new range of pizzas made with plant-based Impossible™ Beef. The pizzas, which will also be available at Domino’s New Zealand, include: Vegan Impossible BBQ Burger — BBQ sauce topped with fresh tomato, red onion, vegan cheese, butter pickles, and Impossible plant-based Beef Pattie. The pizza is finished with hickory BBQ sauce. Vegan Impossible Double Beef & Onion — Vegan cheese, Impossible plant-based Beef Pattie, and red onion on a BBQ sauce base​. Vegan Impossible Fire Breather — Vegan cheese, Impossible plant-based Beef Pattie, jalapenos, diced tomato, red onion, and chilli flakes​. Vegan Impossible Godfather — Vegan cheese, Impossible plant-based Beef Pattie, capsicum, diced tomato, and Kalamata olives on a garlic and pizza sauce base, …

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Bristol Burger King goes plant-based

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Bristol Burger King Outlet to Become 100% Plant-Based for Two Weeks

A Bristol Burger King restaurant is set to go fully plant-based for two weeks from October 26 to November 6. The restaurant, based at the Mall in Cribbs Causeway, will offer vegan versions of 24 classic Burger King offerings. These will include the new Bakon King — made with La Vie’s plant-based bacon — along with Chilli Cheeeze Bites, nuggets, and the Vegan Royale. To celebrate, the restaurant will be giving away 100 of the latter on its opening day. This marks the second time Burger King has opened a plant-based popup in the UK, after a successful trial in London’s Leicester Square earlier this year. Burger King goes plant-based Burger King has repeatedly stated its intention to make 50% of its menu plant-based by …

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Herbie Tofu Healthy Chicken Sandwich

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Herbie Burger Opens in LA to Offer Vegetable-Based Take on Vegan Fast Food

While most vegan burger spots make use of the ever-popular Beyond and Impossible Burgers, there’s a growing counter-movement that seeks to make whole vegetables and mushrooms the new star ingredients. Herbie Burger, which opened in Culver City, CA in August, is bucking the storebought brand trend to create its own line of indulgent black bean burgers, mushroom fried chicken, and healthier sides intended to shake up the plant-based fast food scene.  Herbie was founded by Peter Williams, a vegan of six years who enjoyed creating plant-based versions of classic comfort foods at home. When he struggled to find the same dishes at restaurants made without long lists of ingredients, Williams resolved to offer consumers the same decadent fare he loved with a healthier, whole foods …

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Odd Burger founders

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Canada’s Odd Burger Announces Odd Burger U.S, Intends to Franchise Across 25 US States

Odd Burger, the first vegan fast food chain to go public, announces the launch of its franchising operations in the United States. The Canadian vegan fast food chain has formed a Delaware corporation that will serve as the franchisor of, and that will operate as Odd Burger U.S, with the intention of selling franchises in 25 states, including: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Delaware, District of Columbia, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wyoming. The news comes shortly after the chain announced plans to bring 40 new Odd Burger locations to Ontario over the next eight years. In July this year, the corporation also revealed it had acquired …

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Plant-based burger McPlant

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McDonald’s Netherlands Adds McPlant to Menus Following Successful Trial

McDonald’s Netherlands has recently announced that its plant-based burger McPlant™ is now part of the regular menu at all its locations across the country. The meat-free alternative will remain on the fast food chain’s menu due to high consumer demand. Last year, McDonald’s Netherlands tested the plant-based burger’s popularity in a year-long pilot test, which was a success.  Since its debut in 2020, the McPlant™ has been conquering markets, including Sweden, the UK, and Austria. This year, it launched across Australia and recently arrived in Portugal nationwide.  Stijn Mentrop, marketing director at McDonald’s Netherlands, commented: “We are pleased with the permanent place of the McPlant™ on the menu. During the temporary introduction last year, we received many positive comments from our guests about the taste of …

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