The Whopper Vegetal not too long ago launched at Burger King’s 201 places throughout Mexico, marking the primary time the chain provided a meatless burger on the menu within the nation. The brand new burger is made with a plant-based patty created by Dutch model The Vegetarian Butcher—which was acquired by Unilever in 2018 as a part of the meals large’s mission to satisfy client demand for plant-based meat. Together with the plant-based patty, the Whopper Vegetal is served with lettuce, tomatoes, pickles, and onions. It’s unclear whether or not the burger accommodates non-vegan mayonnaise or whether it is ready on the identical floor as Burger King’s animal meat-based choices.
“At Unilever, we’re very excited to develop our partnership with Burger King. The Whopper Vegetal presents meat lovers a scrumptious possibility that’s cooked and tastes like beef, however is one hundred pc plant-based,” Adelma González, Normal Director of Unilever Meals Options Mexico and North of Latin America, stated. “Analysis exhibits that, within the final six years, the variety of folks on the lookout for an alternative choice to animal meat has nearly doubled in Mexico. We’re bringing in The Vegetarian Butcher to satisfy this rising demand with historical past, efficiency, and taste.”
Meatless Whoppers in all places
In August 2019, Burger King first launched the Impossible Whopper—made with an Inconceivable Burger plant-based patty—in any respect of its places throughout the US. Since, completely different variations of meatless Whoppers have made their means onto menus the world over, together with the Rebel Whopper in Brazil (which function a plant-based patty produced by Marfrig World Meals SA—the world’s largest producer of animal-based hamburgers); and the Rebel Whopper in Sweden (the place the patty is made by an undisclosed European model which additionally provides Swedish places of the chain with the patty for a Insurgent Hen King meatless sandwich).
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