White Castle, the first fast-food hamburger chain in the USA, is become one of the first fast-food hamburger chains in the US to offer a dairy-free cheese option. The company announced today that it will launch cheese from GoodPlanet Foods from March 1 in its New Jersey and New York City restaurants.
White Castle first introduced a vegan patty made by Dr. Praeger’s, in 2015. The Veggie Slider is available in restaurants and in retail outlets. White Castle’s Black Bean Slider is also available in retail outlets only. White Castle updated its bun recipe to conform to vegan dietary restrictions.
The Impossible Slider, was introduced by the chain in April 2018 as a test item and then launched as a permanent menu item five months later. Customers will be able to order the plantbased cheese to this or any other slider from March.
“Our Impossible Slider was an instant Craver favorite, but it’s about to get a new dimension with the introduction of dairy-free cheddar,” said Jamie Richardson, vice president of White Castle. “We are excited to bring this new non-dairy, vegan item to Cravers in the New York and New Jersey areas with the hope of taking it to other markets in the future.”
“We’re committed to innovation, and we’re always looking for ways to do things better and make things better for our loyal customers,” Richardson said. “It’s exciting to be the fast-food restaurant that’s leading the trend in providing plant-based options for consumers.”