Vegan Japanese-Inspired Fish and Chips

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Wagamama Launches Vegan Japanese-Inspired Fish and Chips for Veganuary

UK-based Asian fusion chain Wagamama has launched a new dish — plant-based Japanese-inspired fish and chips. The “fish” is made from battered soy, pea, and rice protein, in the style of the Japanese dish tempura. Accompanying the fish is roasted sweet potato and red onion, along with Japanese style mushy peas made with edamame beans and katsu curry sauce. Other garnishes include chilli, a lemon wedge, waga tartare with Japanese pickles, and Wagamama’s firecracker sauce. The dish is called Tempura F-ish + Bang Bang Yaki-imo, and will be available for £12.95 throughout the month of January. 50% plant-based menu Last year, Wagamama launched a new plant-based menu for Veganuary, veganising some of its most popular dishes such as Firecracker Curry, Grilled Duck Donburi, Cripsy Chilli …

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Beyond Fried Chicken nuggets

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KFC Rolls Out Beyond Meat Fried Chicken Across the US

KFC restaurants across the US will begin offering Beyond Meat fried chicken from January 10. The news comes on the heels of the announcement yesterday that KFC’s vegan chicken burger is to become a permanent menu item in the UK. KFC first tested the Beyond Meat fried chicken in Atlanta in 2019, where it sold out almost immediately. Since then, the plant-based chicken has been trialled in several areas, but this is the first time it has been sold nationwide — though initially, it will only be available for a limited time. Beyond Meat stock rose by over 7% following the announcement of the launch. This is a welcome development for the company, whose shares have lost half their value over the past year. Plant-based …

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burger king launches vegan nuggets

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Burger King Launches Vegan Nuggets in the UK, 50% of Menu to Be Plant-Based by 2030

Burger King launches vegan nuggets, becoming the first fast-food chain in the UK to do so. Like most fast-food chains, Burger King made its name selling animal products — mainly beef. Two years ago, the company’s entry into the plant-based market got off to a rocky start when it chose to cook the Rebel Whopper on the same grill as meat, making the burger unsuitable for vegans. But things are changing. Last year, Burger King’s UK CEO made the surprising announcement that the menu would be 50% meatless by 2030, with some meat items dropped and new plant-based options added. The pledge was made as part of the chain’s aim to slash its carbon emissions by 41%. The following month, Burger King UK introduced the …

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KFC Vegan Burger

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KFC Brings Back Vegan Burger Permanently by Popular Demand 

Fast-food giant KFC is returning its Original Recipe Vegan Burger to restaurants across the UK due to its popularity. KFC is making the award-winning plant-based chicken burger a permanent fixture on the menu as of today.  Aimed at the growing flexitarian market, the Original Recipe Vegan Chicken Burger features a plant-based Quorn fillet with the chain’s famed coating and vegan mayo. The burger is priced from £3.99 in restaurants and via delivery.   Originally launched back in June 2019, the first KFC vegan burger made by Quorn completely sold out across trial locations in the UK, reportedly selling 500% more than average menu launches. In 2021, the president of KFC in the US confirmed that the global chain is developing plant-based versions of its trademark tenderloin …

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Resolve to Go Vegan in January! Mellow Mushroom Rolls into 2022 with New Vegan Pizzas

ATLANTA–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#FollowYourHeart–With the new year and a renewed focus on health, Mellow Mushroom, the originators of hand-tossed, stone-baked classic Southern pizza, is adding two new limited time only vegan pizzas to their menu featuring Follow Your Heart® Dairy-Free Cheeses. The launch comes in support of Veganuary, which encourages people to try vegan for the month of January and beyond with the goal of helping to protect the planet and improve human health. A plant-based diet can improve your health and support environmental sustainability. Mellow Mushroom has partnered with leading plant-based pioneer, Follow Your Heart, and nonprofit Veganuary to encourage consumers to take the one month pledge. And they’re making it easy by offering delicious vegan pies, vegan toppings, and by adding to the existing online …

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Chipotle Vegan Chorizo

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Chipotle Launches Vegan Chorizo in All US Restaurants

Chipotle Mexican Grill announced the nationwide rollout of the chain’s highly-anticipated Plant-Based Chorizo, available for a limited time.  Made from pea protein, Chipotle peppers, tomato paste, garlic, Spanish smoked paprika, and extra virgin olive oil, Chipotle says the new chorizo offers the “rich flavor” and “slight kick that chorizo fans crave.” The Plant-Based Chorizo will also be featured in Chipotle’s new Lifestyle Bowls, pre-arranged entrees designed to appeal to different dietary preferences and make healthy eating more accessible. The new chorizo-centered bowls include the Whole30Ⓡ Salad Bowl (Supergreens Lettuce Blend, Plant-Based Chorizo, Fresh Tomato Salsa, Fajita Veggies, Guacamole) Vegetarian Bowl, and Vegan Bowl (White Rice, Black Beans, Plant-Based Chorizo, Corn Salsa, Fresh Tomato Salsa, Shredded Romaine Lettuce.) The company says the Plant-Based Chorizo is certified …

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