In the past, fast-food chains and vegetarianism have rarely gone hand in hand. Fast food restaurants are known for their quick burgers, nuggets, and fries- most of which are made with animal products. Except in 2019, things are changing. Going out to eat with any food restriction has never been easy, but it seems like the fast-food industry is finally starting to realize that, and, make a change.
In the past few months, various fast-food chains have become more vegetarian and vegan-friendly by releasing plant-based meat options to use in replace of regular meat. So, if you’re a vegetarian or just want to eat a healthier diet, you can join in when your friends go on a late-night burger run.
Disclaimer: While these patties are vegetable-based, many fast food chains still cook them on the same grill they use for animal products. Be sure to ask to cook them on a grill that does not cook animal products when you order.
Here are some of the fast-food chains that have opened their arms to the plant-based world and have gone vegetarian-friendly:
Burger King has had a veggie burger option for quite some time now. But just recently Burger King announced they started selling the Impossible Burger Whopper. That is an entirely plant-based patty in place of meat in the iconic Burger King Whopper.
Yes, it’s true. Everyone’s favorite sub shop will be offering plant-based options. Starting in September, Subway will be offering Beyond Meat meatballs to use in replace of regular meatballs on their classic meatball sub. So, vegetarians can finally enjoy the beauty that is a Subway meatball sub.
White Castle offers the Impossible Slider, which features the Beyond Burger that is made from plant-based foods and is entirely vegetarian-friendly.
Carls Jr. jumped on the vegetarian bandwagon and started selling the Beyond Burger at various locations beginning in January. To make it completely vegan, remove the cheese and you’ve got yourself a perfect vegan burger.
Breakfast sandwiches at Dunkin’ Donuts are one of those things that every vegetarian and vegan wishes they could eat. And now they can! Dunkin’ Donuts started offering Beyond Meat in breakfast sandwiches at specific Dunkin’ Donut locations in Manhattan. Hopefully, they will begin expanding because that sounds amazing!
Now you can get vegetarian-friendly tacos too. Del Taco started offering Beyond Meat crumbles to replace beef in tacos or whatever your favorite Del Taco item is.