I used to think that Burger King was a no-go when it came to vegan options. The truth will set you free, y’all! Get ready for vegan options galore:
- French Toast Sticks
- Dutch Apple Pie
- Garden Side Salad
- Hash Brown Rounds*
- Whopper Jr.
- Drive-thru to a Burger King near you to check out these vegan options. If you don’t live near a Burger King, have no fear: Take a look at our guides to eating vegan at pizza chains, Taco Bell, Wendy’s, and Starbucks!
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- 1. Salads
- 2. French Fries
- 3. Onion Rings
- 4. Egg and Cheese Croissant
- 5. Pancakes
- 6. Hashbrowns
- 7. French Toast Sticks
- 8. Oatmeal
- 9. Veggie Burger
- 10. Various Desserts
- Burger King: New plant-based burger ‘not for vegans’
- ‘Jumping on the bandwagon’
French Toast Sticks
I’m starting you off with the star here. Let’s just appreciate the fact that we live in a day and age when we can drive up to a window and order French toast. This is the future.
Dutch Apple Pie
Another WTF. You can get a vegan pie—without having to get out of the car. Repeat that to yourself five times, then go get a warm Dutch apple pie!
Garden Side Salad
For all the lettuce-lovers.
Thank you, Burger King, for keeping potatoes sacred and making sure they’re vegan. ♥
No, I’m not going to compare oatmeal to French toast sticks—but if you ask for Quaker Maple and Brown Sugar oatmeal made with water, you’ll have yourself a healthier vegan b-fast. 🙂
Hash Brown Rounds*
Just when I thought Burger King couldn’t get any chiller—its hash browns are formed into little circles AND they’re vegan. I just can’t deal with this kind of perfection.
Burger King’s buns are vegan (but steer clear of the biscuits and croissants). For a veggie sandwich, ask for a Whopper Jr. with no meat or mayo (try ketchup and mustard instead). Unfortunately, the restaurant’s veggie patty is not vegan. Pro tip: If you have vegan patties in your freezer, cook one up for your meal!
*May share a fryer with non-vegan foods
Drive-thru to a Burger King near you to check out these vegan options. If you don’t live near a Burger King, have no fear: Take a look at our guides to eating vegan at pizza chains, Taco Bell, Wendy’s, and Starbucks!
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Burger King will soon launch two vegan meat burgers across Europe.
Jose Cil — chief executive officer of parent company Restaurant Brands International Inc. — recently confirmed new plant-based options were on the way but did not offer any other details.
The announcement closely follows a meat-free launch in Europe earlier this year. The fast-food chain introduced two burgers — the Rebel Whopper and the Rebel Chicken King — to Sweden restaurants over the summer. The sandwiches boast plant-based beef patties made from soy and wheat protein.
Demand motivated the launch, according to Iwo Zakowski, CEO of Burger King Sweden.
“Many guests are asking for more options to reduce their meat consumption,” Zakowski said in a statement. “We hope that the plant-based alternative will appeal to both new and existing guests.”
Hungry Jack’s also serves the plant-based Rebel Whopper. | @hungryjacksau
Burger King Brings Vegan Food Worldwide
Outside of Europe, Burger King restaurants are keen to keep up with the increasing demand for plant-based food. Burger King Brazil is testing the Rebel Whopper in 58 São Paulo locations.
In the States, the fast-food chain welcomed the Impossible Whopper. The burger features a plant-based patty made by Impossible Foods. Burger King saw its sales rise 28 percent in April, the same month the burger arrived in stores. Burger King’s rival, McDonald’s — which is yet to offer a vegan burger in its U.S. stores — only witnessed a 2 percent sales increase in April.
Hungry Jack’s — the Australian franchise of Burger King — just launched the Rebel Whopper, too. The burger comes with mayonnaise but customers can choose to have it with Burger King’s vegan mayonnaise. They can also add dairy-free cheese.
Hungry Jack’s Australia launched a Vegan Cheeseburger last year. The sandwich comes with egg-free mayo, dairy-free cheese, salad, and two vegetable-based patties. The chain witnessed a 50 percent increase in meat-free sales following the launch. The veggie patty now also appears in a Vegan Brekky Muffin.
Jack Cowin, the owner of Hungry Jack’s, wanted to bring more meat-free food to his company to help the planet and feed the growing population. He said to the Australian Financial Review, “The challenge for the world is how do we feed 10 billion people. Having them all eating meat is a very inefficient way to do this.”
Summary Article Name Burger King Is Launching 2 New Vegan Burgers Description Burger King will launch two vegan meat burgers across Europe. Burger King restaurants around the world have introduced meat-free options to meet demand. Author Jemima Webber Publisher Name LIVEKINDLY Publisher Logo
From one vegetarian to another, I’m here to let you know you can still enjoy fast food. Just because burgers and chicken nuggets are the first thing that come to mind when we think about fast food, it doesn’t mean the menu ends there. There have been plenty of times my friends have wanted to grab a quick bite at fast food joints like Burger King, and I’ve learned to get creative and make the most out of their menu. After some extensive (and tasty) research, here are a few of my favorite vegetarian Burger King menu items.
Burger King’s side salad is totally vegetarian and features tomatoes, cheese, and croutons. They also have two other entree salads, their Chicken Garden Salad and Chicken Club Salad, which you could easily take the meat off of. The veggies used in Burger King’s salads are sliced fresh in-house every day!
2. French Fries
My favorite part of any fast food meal is thankfully vegetarian. Prepared in a fryer used for products containing wheat and milk, you don’t have to worry about any secret animal byproducts in your fries.
#SpoonTip: If you’re tired of just dipping your fries in ketchup, ask for ranch dressing and try dipping your fries in it.
3. Onion Rings
Once again, thank goodness some of the best fried food doesn’t contain meat! If fries aren’t your style, try some onion rings. Burger King has a ton of different sauces you can pair your onion rings with for a bold combination of flavors.
4. Egg and Cheese Croissant
Start your day off right with this breakfast sandwich. Egg, cheese, and crispy croissant is the perfect meal to grab and go.
Not enough time to flip your own pancakes? Run down to your nearest Burger King and grab a stack of flapjacks. Three for 89 cents? Not too bad! Don’t forget the butter and syrup.
Hashbrowns are the perfect side for any breakfast. Baked every morning and served warm, these bites of goodness will satisfy your morning hunger and keep you full throughout the day.
7. French Toast Sticks
Who knew Burger King had French toast? I didn’t! But now that I know, I am dying to try them out. This meal is perfect for when you’re craving something sweet to start your day but don’t feel like cooking up breakfast at home.
If you want a healthier breakfast option, or just aren’t in the mood for a breakfast sandwich, Burger King’s oatmeal is the way to go.
9. Veggie Burger
You can enjoy a burger just like all your non-vegetarian friends at Burger King! The restaurant features a Morningstar veggie burger patty made from veggies such as onions, carrots, peppers, and olives. And rest assured, the patty is NOT cooked on equipment used for meat or poultry products.
10. Various Desserts
If you have a craving for something sweet, Burger King is the place to hit up. Their menu includes a wide variety of pies, including a Dutch apple pie, a Snickers pie, and a Hershey’s sundae pie. They also have two types of cheesecake.
But the deliciousness doesn’t stop there! Burger King’s menu also includes fresh baked chocolate chip cookies, soft serve ice cream, sundaes, and shakes. If you’re feeling adventurous, you may want to try their Cinnamon Toast Crunch shake or Fruit Loops shake. They’re technically made of cereal, so it counts as breakfast, right?
Now you know which vegetarian Burger King menu items you can order, you don’t have to worry about what to order the next time you visit. There are a ton of meat-free options on the menu that will satisfy your hunger!
Burger King: New plant-based burger ‘not for vegans’
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Burger King has launched its first plant-based burger in the UK – but it is not suitable for vegans and vegetarians.
The soy-based version of its Whopper burger is cooked on the same grill as meat burgers.
The fast food chain says the Rebel Whopper is aimed at those who want to cut meat consumption.
But a spokesperson for the Vegan Society called the launch a “missed opportunity”.
Burger King says that the burger “patty” itself is plant-based, but because of how it is cooked it will not be labelled as suitable for vegans or vegetarians.
It will also be served with mayonnaise, unless the customer asks otherwise.
Katie Evans, marketing director for the chain, said the burger was aimed at “flexitarians”. She added it wanted the burger to replicate the “flame-grilled taste” as closely as possible.
Burger King did confirm, though, that its vegetarian bean burger and its vegetarian option on the children’s menu are cooked separately.
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Sam Calvert, head of communications at the Vegan Society, said that not making the new burger fully vegan “seems a missed opportunity”.
She added that vegan mayonnaise was “readily available” and used by other well-known chains, which would also make the burger suitable for some religious groups that avoid eating certain animals and eggs.
‘Jumping on the bandwagon’
The Rebel Whopper launch on Monday also saw a backlash on social media. One Twitter user called it “a case of big corporations jumping on the bandwagon of a trend”.
Lifestyle blogger Donna Wishart criticised Burger King for failing to deliver “actual vegan products”, when other fast food companies do so.
However, Toni Vernelli, international head of communications and marketing at Veganuary, dismissed claims that Burger King was trying to “capitalise on the vegan pound”.
She said that “increasing the availability of plant-based options” was the best way to encourage the reduction of meat consumption.
“Don’t let perfection be the enemy of good,” she said.
The Vegan Society describes veganism as a “lifestyle” that avoids all animal foods such as meat, dairy, eggs and honey, as well as animal-based products like leather.
Getty Vegans in Great Britain
600,000According to a Vegan Society survey of 2,000 people in 2018
£740mEstimated sales of meat-free foods in 2018
87%Most Veganuary participants in 2019 were female
Source: The Vegan Society, Mintel, Veganuary campaign
According to the latest research by the Vegan Society, conducted in 2018, there are about 600,000 vegans in Great Britain.
Flexitarianism, part-time vegetarianism or veganism, is becoming more popular.
In 2020, at least 300,000 people pledged to go vegan for the first month of the year, under the Veganuary campaign, the organisation said.
Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionJane Lane, the co-founder of Veganuary, started the movement in January 2014.
Interest in vegan and vegetarian products shows no sign of slowing down. This January, other well-known food chains have launched meat substitutions for popular products.
Bakery Greggs announced a vegan “steak bake” after the success of its vegan sausage roll last year, while coffee chain Costa said it would offer a “vegan ham and cheese” toastie.
In the U.S., Burger King’s meat alternative Impossible Whopper grew restaurant visits, according to early research by Barclays in October. But it has attracted attention for not being vegan-friendly, because it too is cooked on grills where meat is also handled — a November lawsuit from a vegan customer accused Burger King of contaminating its meatless burgers.
Whether plant-based food has been cooked on the same grill as a meat burger makes “no difference” to those trying to cut down on their meat consumption, according to Toni Vernelli, head of international communications and marketing at Veganuary, who was quoted in a press release issued by Burger King U.K. on Monday.
“What does make a big difference to animals and the planet is when non-vegans choose a plant-based menu option, enjoy it and then order it again,” Vernelli added.
Burger King’s Veggie Bean Burger and Kids Veggie Burger are cooked separately, the company confirmed.
The Rebel Whopper patty itself is vegan, with its main ingredients being soy, wheat, vegetable oil, herbs and onion, according to a Burger King spokesperson, and it will be served in a bun with mayonnaise. But it is cooked on a grill that handles meat so it tastes like a regular Whopper, according to the company’s U.K. Marketing Director Katie Evans. “We wanted our first plant-based Whopper to replicate the indulgence and flame-grilled taste of the real thing as closely as possible,” she said in a press release.