Burger King Colombia launches NotCo-powered Veggie Whopper, King Veggie, and Nuggets Veggie

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Fast Food

Burger King Colombia Launches NotCo-Powered Veggie Menu

Chilean plant-based company NotCo announces a partnership with Burger King Colombia to offer flexitarians a veggie menu and continue the expansion of the plant-based movement across LATAM. Using the slogan “We declare ourselves Flexitarians!”, the fast food chain has added three new items made with NotCo’s plant-based meat and chicken: Veggie Whopper (previously served with The Vegetarian Butcher’s burger patty), King Veggie, and Nuggets Veggie. The new options are promoted as 100% plant-based, but it’s yet to be specified if the bread and sauces are vegan.  “Hey, burger lovers from Colombia! We’re feeling like royalty with the new veggie line from Burger King that joins the plant-based movement. More and more people believe that removing animals from the equation is the answer for a more sustainable yet equally delicious …


notco new cheese wedges

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Products & Launches

NotCo Expands in LATAM with New Cheese Wedges for Chile & Whopper in Peru

NotCo expands in LATAM with new NotCheese products for the Chilean market and a partnership with Burger King Peru for a plant-based version of the chain’s iconic Whopper. The Chilean food tech, which recently acquired B Corp certification, has announced two innovations for its plant-based cheese portfolio — NotCheese Merkén and NotCheese Ahumado that “melt stretch and gratin.” Merkén (dried chili) and Ahumado (smoked) debut a new wedge presentation in 200g format, both available at JUMBO, a famous Chilean hypermarket chain, not related to the Dutch supermarket JUMBO. Huge consumer demand for NotCheese Last November, the unicorn company launched its first-ever cheese offering in Chile with NotCheese slices buttery and cheddar, breaking into the vegan cheese category and expanding its plant-based portfolio.  “95% of consumers’ requests were related …


alt protien manufacturer La Vie's vegan bacon burger

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Fast Food

Burger King’s London Vegan Outlet Will Serve La Vie’s Game-Changing Bacon

Burger King is to open its first fully vegan restaurant in London for a month’s trial after years of preparation, as widely reported yesterday. It is now revealed that La Vie‘s groundbreaking vegan bacon will be part of the menu, marking its UK debut. The fast-growing startup which has already taken France by storm with multiple food service partnerships and this January received 25 million Euros from high profile angel investors including Natalie Portman, posted today on social media: “The first 100% vegan Burger King is opening in London (Leicester Square) on Monday, and guess which vegan bacon was chosen for its burgers? Yes, it’s us! “After only 6 months of existence, one of the biggest fast-food chains is already opening its burgers to us …


BK katsu royale

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Fast Food

Burger King UK Launches Vegan Katsu Curry Burgers

Burger King UK has added two new vegan burgers to its expanding plant-based menu. The new vegan offerings are part of a Japanese-inspired Katsu Curry range, available as of today until September 2022 in participating restaurants.  The Plant-based Katsu Chilli Whopper and the Katsu Vegan Royale feature Burger King’s signature plant-based patties with chilli sauce, crispy onion, pickled slaw and katsu curry sauce. Both burgers are served in vegan-friendly buns and cost the same as their meat-based counterparts; The Katsu Royale is £6.29 and the Katsu Chilli Whopper £7.29. 50% plant-based by 2030 In 2021 Burger King’s UK CEO made the announcement that the fast-food giant’s menu would be 50% meatless by 2030. The company has added Vegan Society certified menu items across the world, …




The Vegetarian Butcher: “We Have Succeeded in Transitioning From Being a Local Brand to a Global One”

Over the course of 2020, The Vegetarian Butcher has taken great strides in terms of expansion, producing the plant-based Whopper for Burger King in several European countries including Spain, Germany and its home in the Netherlands, as well as launching plant chicken nuggets in Germany, and trialling in seven Hong Kong locations.