Carl’s Jr Launches Vegan Beyond Meat Burger

You can now substitute any of Carl’s Jr meat burger patties for a vegan burger, the fast-food chain has announced.

Select Carl’s Jr locations will now be serving the Beyond Meat Burger. All you have to do if you’re vegan, is to ask them to hold the cheese and mayo when you order, to ensure you’re safe. Carl’s Jr also has a new menu item, the Beyond Famous Star burger, which comes with lettuce, tomato, pickles and onion on a sesame seed bun.

Per EcoWatch:

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!