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Vegan Beyond Meat Burger Launches at Carl’s Jr. Fast-Food Restaurants

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By Melinda McKee

Select Carl's Jr. locations now serve the delicious Beyond Burger!


You can substitute this vegan patty in any burger option on the menu, including the Big Hamburger, which comes with pickles, onion, ketchup and mustard on a sesame seed bun. This is huge news for animal welfare and for diners looking for healthier, accessible options on the go.

You can also opt for the new menu item, the Beyond Famous Star burger, which comes with lettuce, tomato, pickles and onion on a sesame seed bun and can be ordered vegan by requesting no cheese or mayo. Order any burger wrapped in lettuce for a gluten-free option.

In 2007, after talks with PETA, CKE Restaurants (the parent company of Carl's Jr.) announced that it would implement a strong animal-welfare plan that would significantly improve the lives of some of the pigs and chickens whose flesh and eggs are used in its restaurants. And more recently, we persuaded the company to expand its vegan offerings, including specifically urging it to add a vegan burger.

Now, it's sparing cows by offering a tasty meat-free patty. Carl's Jr. and Hardee's join the growing list of restaurants offering Beyond Meat's vegan option, and Del Taco recently became the first drive-through to offer Beyond Meat at more than 20 locations. So it's looking good for our predictions for food trends in 2019!

Correction: A previous version of this article stated that the burger can be ordered vegan "by requesting no cheese, special sauce or mayo." Following publication, PETA's post has been updated with the removal of "special sauce," and we've updated this repost as well.

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