Burger King Introduces A Plant-Based Alternative

Veronica Salinas

The popular fast food joint, Burger King, has announced a surprising new addition to their menu. After a long wait and successful test run in St. Louis, MO, the Impossible Whopper has made its way across the United States, intriguing both vegans and vegetarians.

The fast-food chain first launched the Impossible Whopper in 59 restaurants throughout St. Louis, MO, on April 1st. Following the demand for more, Burger King announced the new meat-free patty would be available for a limited time in over 7,000 locations starting August 8th, 2019.

The patty consists of a mixture of soy and potato proteins, coconut and sunflower oil, and heme, according to the Impossible Foods website. The Impossible Burger, priced at $5.59, has 15 percent less fat and 90 percent less cholesterol than the typical Whopper. This is great for those interested in a healthier alternative but still want that classic meaty taste.

So why are people so interested in the meatless burger? The Impossible Foods company see their product as an environmentally friendly alternative, therefore allowing you to skip the beef along with that plastic straw. Less meat means less land and water use. There is also a decrease in greenhouse gases. These factors contribute greatly to today’s climate issues.

Meat lovers have tasted the burgers, and they’ve reported a minimal difference. Those who are interested should head to their nearest Burger King to give the Impossible Whopper a try. Who knows, you might turn your meatless Mondays into meatless months and give vegetarianism a try.