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Jack In The Box Testing Impossible Burger in Phoenix

Jack in the Box Launches Impossible™ Burger at Phoenix Locations

With more than 80 percent of fast food diners looking for plant-based options these days, Jack in the Box’s latest partnership with Impossible Foods will look to service flexitarians and plant-based fans.

The Impossible Burger patty has as much protein as 80/20 ground beef, but with 0mg cholesterol (14g total fat, 8g saturated fat per serving) and without antibiotics or animal hormones. It’s made up of soy protein, coconut oil, sunflower oil, potato protein and heme.

Fans can order the Jack In The Box Impossible Burger in-store from any of Jack in the Box’s Phoenix locations or through delivery partners including Doordash, Uber Eats, Grubhub and Postmates.

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Burger King Will Be The First To Test Plant-Based Impossible Nuggets

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Burger King will officially be the first fast food chain to test out plant-based Impossible chicken nuggets.

Starting October 11, Burger King will test the plant-based nuggets at locations in Des Moines, Iowa, Boston and Miami as an eight-piece order.

“This isn’t the first time we’ve teamed up with Impossible to make waves in the industry. In 2019, we became the first quick-service restaurant to serve the award-winning, plant-based Impossible patty and offer the iconic Impossible Whopper,” Burger King North America Chief Marketing Officer Ellie Doty said in a statement. 

The success of the Impossible Whopper was undeniable two years ago, making it a fair assumption that based on consumers’ shifting attitudes towards plant-based meat and a market for it that has increasing demand, Impossible chicken nuggets could be another win for Burger King.

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Beyond Chicken Tenders Now Available Nationwide at Walmart

Consumer demand for more plant-based options continues to rise, that’s why it’s quite clutch that Beyond Chicken Tenders will be available this October to consumers nationwide for the first time at Walmart and other major chains, with additional availability expected to be added later this year.

Key details about Beyond Chicken Tenders that are quickly making them the go-to for plant-based alternatives include 50% less saturated fat tha regular chicken tenders, and no GMOs, antibiotics, hormones or cholesterol. 

Unlike the pea-based protein in Beyond Burgers, Beyond Meat revealed that the protein-packed faba bean uniquely delivers the taste, texture, and culinary experience of traditional chicken tenders. 

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Impossible Chicken Nuggets Launch At Select Restaurants

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Starting today, Impossible Foods will be launching Impossible Chicken Nuggets at a select number of restaurants throughout the U.S., with a few regional chain restaurants in California having availability later this week.

The following restaurants will be serving the new Impossible Chicken Nuggets as of today:

  • Fuku, New York City, NY
  • Red Rooster, New York City, NY and Miami, FL
  • Joyland, Nashville, TN
  • Crossroads Kitchen, Los Angeles, CA

Besides the product itself being brand new, the Impossible Chicken Nuggets also feature a new detail of being soy-based with sunflower oil, unlike the Impossible Food’s typical and signature plant-based heme.

Impossible Foods claims that the Impossible Chicken Nuggets have 40% less saturated fat and 25% less sodium than animal-based chicken nuggets, creating a healthier option for nugget fans dining out.

As for a wider release, later this month, the Impossible Chicken Nuggets will make their retail debut at stores like Walmart, Kroger, Albertsons, Safeway, ShopRite, Giant and Gelson’s. By the end of the 2021, Impossible Chicken Nuggets are projected to be available at more than 10,000 retail locations.

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Plant-Based OmniPork Now at Sprouts and Whole Foods

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Most plant-based meat options at the grocery store mimic beef or chicken, but OmniPork, a 100% plant-based product from OmniFoods, looks to answer the call for pork substitutes. After debuting in the US earlier this year with their take on plant-based SPAM, OmniPork’s full lineup of offerings will now be available at Sprouts and Whole Foods locations.

The OmniPork series’ popularity thus far is mostly due to its tender and juicy texture, as well as varieties which can be seasoned, steamed, pan or deep-fried, stuffed, or crumbled. Its proprietary blend is made up of shiitake mushrooms, peas, non-GMO soy, and rice.

OmniPork’s lineup will include OmniPork Ground, OmniPork Strips, and OmniPork Luncheon which can be purchased at all 371 Sprouts Farmers Market stores across 23 States, while OmniPork Ground and OmniPork Strips will be available at almost 200 Whole Foods Market stores across 16 States.

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Chipotle Testing Plant-Based Chorizo

As many fast food restaurants like Pizza Hut and Burger King look to offer more plant-based options, Chipotle is following suit by testing a new plant-based chorizo.

This new meatless option is made up of ancho chili and chipotle peppers, tomato paste, crushed garlic, Spanish smoked paprika, extra virgin olive oil, and peas. The new offering is being tested in a limited area and timeframe, with Denver and Indianapolis locations participating from August 19 to August 29.

You can even try the plant-based chorizo with free delivery during this trial period.

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Impossible Sausage Launches In The Retail Market

Plant-based options continue to gain ground in normalizing their place in more home kitchens. Adding to that is Impossible Sausage, which originally launched last year in select restaurants, but will now be made more widely available to consumers.

Launching in two flavors, Savory and Spicy, folks can now purchase Impossible Sausage at select retail stores nationally, including Safeway, Kroger, Stop & Shop and more, starting this week.

Impossible Sausage has 30% fewer calories, 47% less total fat, 43% less saturated fat, and four times more iron, compared to the leading pork ground sausage. And with more individuals making dining choices with the planet’s well-being in mind, it’s important to note that Impossible Sausage generates far less greenhouse gas emissions than sausage from pigs and uses 79% less water and 41% less land than sausage from pigs.

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Pizza Hut Introducing Beyond Meat Pepperoni Pizza

Beyond Meat is really out here dominating the plant-based scene with another key partnership with Pizza Hut. The result is a plant-based Beyond Pepperoni Pizza that will launch today at nearly 70 Pizza Hut locations across the US.

Beyond Pepperoni Pizza is the first of its kind offering for both brands and pizza fans in Albany, New York; Columbus and Macon, Georgia; Houston, Texas; and Jacksonville, Florida can be the first to try this new innovation from Pizza Hut and Beyond Meat.

Beyond Pepperoni Pizza is only available for a limited time and at a select number of locations so far, so check here for all participating Pizza Hut restaurants.