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Plant-Based Impossible Whoppers Are Coming To Burger King Locations Nationwide

Burger King is less than a month into testing their new plant-based Impossible Whopper. It’s gone so well, apparently, that they’ve already decided to begin revealing plans to bring the vegan meat patty to all of their locations nationwide.

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While Burger King has yet to reveal any numbers in regards to the test, they did note that the Impossible Whoppers are doing “exceedingly well” in a statement. “Burger King Restaurants in St Louis are showing encouraging results and Impossible Whopper sales are complementing traditional Whopper purchases,” it reads, confirming plans to extend the test to other markets in the near future. By the end of 2019, Burger King hopes to have completed a nationwide rollout of the plant-based meat.

This rollout would be the largest yet for Impossible Foods, who currently has its “bleeding” burger substitute available in over 5,000 locations globally. Adding Burger King’s US locations to that list effectively doubles it, as the chain has over 6,000 locations nationwide.

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Pizza Hut Addresses Rumors That It’s Adding Vegan Cheese To Its US Locations

Pizza Hut has addressed rumors about adding vegan cheese to all of its locations nationwide in a statement given to Foodbeast.

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The story began with the Vegan Herald, who first reported on an apparent e-mail exchange they had with the pizza giant. They announced that Pizza Hut had stated that they plan to have vegan cheese available in all locations across the USA this summer, with a target date set for August. Following that report, plant-based news sites across the internet ran similar stories on their own pages.

It certainly would have been a monumental move for the plant-based fast food movement. While vegan cheese is already available at chains like Blaze Pizza and Pieology, Pizza Hut would have easily become the biggest ‘za chain in the country to add their own plant-based variety. Since they already have it as a permanent option in the UK, it also is in line with what the company has been doing.

However, Pizza Hut shut down those rumors in a statement, telling Foodbeast that “while we’re proud of our dedicated vegan menu in the UK, the report is inaccurate and we have no plans at this time to carry vegan cheese at our US locations.”

Of course, this doesn’t mean Pizza Hut wouldn’t consider utilizing a vegan cheese in the US sometime soon. Considering how well plant-based foods are doing for chains like Burger King and Carl’s Jr., it also makes sense for somebody like Pizza Hut to be the next to enter that space.

Either way, it’s eyes front on Pizza Hut to see if and when they will ever bring a plant-based cheese substitute to the United States.