Burger King Is Adding Meatless Whoppers To Their Menu This Year

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Can you imagine a meatless Whopper? Currently, they are giving the new Impossible Whoppers a trial run in St. Louis. Apparently, people love the burger there so much they are planning to roll out these meatless Whoppers to every Burger King in the nation by the end of this year.

Burger King currently has over 7,000 restaurants in the United States. Here’s what Burger King said about the Impossible Whopper test: โ€œThe Impossible Whopper test in St. Louis went exceedingly well and as a result, there are plans to extend testing into additional markets in the very near future. Burger King restaurants in St. Louis are showing encouraging results and Impossible Whopper sales are complementing traditional Whopper purchases.โ€

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So, what are these Whoppers actually made of?

If they aren’t made of meat, what are they made of?

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Burger King partnered with Impossible Foods, which provides the secret ingredient: heme. You might be wondering… what the heck is heme? Heme is a protein that is made from soybean roots. It has a similar texture to meat, which is why you can make things like burgers out of it.

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Pictured: Two Burger King Whoppers. Or are they? ๐Ÿ”One Whopper patty is made out of beef ๐Ÿ”One Whopper patty is made from soy protein concentrate and potato protein, with fat from coconut and sunflower oils, all bound together with methyl cellulose (a laxative). ๐Ÿ’ฌ It's called the Impossible Whopper and it's supposed to taste just like the original. So how does it compare? Daniel Neman, a food writer for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, tried it out. Check out his op-ed in the link in our bio. In the meantime โ€” can you tell the difference between the Whoppers? (๐Ÿ“ธ: Tim Carman/The Washington Post) ๐Ÿ’ฌ #PostOpinions #WashingtonPost #impossibleburger #impossiblewhopper #whopper #burgerking #food #instafood #beef #soy #StLouis

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Many other fast food companies are offering meatless options due to high demand. Del Taco offers meatless tacos, Qdoba offers a meat alternative, White Castle has a meatless slider with the same ‘meat’ Burger King will use and Carl’s Jr. offers a veggie burger.

It makes sense for these companies to offer different options to appeal to new consumers. Will McDonald’s soon follow? European McDonald’s locations offer a McVegan burger and vegan ‘chicken’ nuggets, but they do not offer these in the United States yet.

However, there seems to be a popular demand!

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Impossible Burger Facts from @plantbasedben Donโ€™t you love when the impossible becomes possible ๐Ÿ˜ Follow @plantbasedben๐ŸŒฑ All information can be found on the Impossible Burger website @impossiblefoods. This burger looks and tastes like real meat with none โŒ of the cruelty ๐Ÿ„โ™ฅ๏ธ ๐ŸŒฑ . . . . . . . . #vegan #veganfood #impossibleburger #veggieburger #cravings #healthyalternatives #vegannutrition #veganideas #healthylife #plantbasedlifestyle #fueledbyplants #veganism #veganstrong #plantpowered #poweredbyplants #eatplantsnotanimals #veganfoodlovers #veganshare #vegansofig #vegans #plantbased #plantbasedoption #veganhealth #veganfacts #healthy #inspirational #plantworthylifestyle

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There is currently an online petition to get U.S. McDonald’s to start offering these vegan options as well. The petition currently has hundreds of thousands of signatures. It may seem strange that these companies that made it big off beef burgers is offering meatless options, but it appears that people want in on it!

What do you think? Will you try the new Impossible Whopper or do you think it sounds disgusting? How do you feel about more and more fast food restaurants offering vegan options?

If you found this article informative, please SHARE with your friends and family who might be FOR or AGAINST meatless burgers!

Watch the video below to learn more about the Impossible Whopper and watch someone try it for the first time:

What do you think?

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