With the explosion of plant based dining and dishes set to continue, many US fast food restaurants are getting on board. From breakfast to burgers, the biggest and best brands you know and love are offering meat free options aplenty.
So much so, it’s kinda hard to track who is offering what. The following brief list is a round up of all the plant based options at fast food restaurants around the land. We will keep it updated and relevant as their menus change.
BK relies on Impossible Foods for the core of their meat free offering. In our opinion this is the very best plant based burger right now. The notable plant based items at BK include:
California Pizza Kitchen
CPK debuted a plant-based version of it’s iconic BBQ chicken pizza in late 2020. The ‘Don’t Call Me Chicken’ pizza uses a wheat gluten/soy protein blend in the faux chicken. The company doesn’t list a manufacturer so it appears to be an in house, proprietary item. Read more.
Carl’s Jr. / Hardees
This twinned chain of restaurants use the popular Beyond Foods, Beyond Burger for their meat free sandwiches.
- Beyond Spicy BBQ Cheeseburger – read more
The company uses their own in house proprietary product.
- Harvest Veggie Burger (does have dairy cheese though)
Beyond Meat are the company that power the plant based items at our favorite fast food Mexican eatery. Items include:
- Beyond Taco
- Beyond Avocado Taco
- Epic Beyond Cali Burrito
- Beyond 8 Layer Burrito
- Epic Beyond Original Mex Burrito – our review
El Pollo Loco
The restaurant uses a custom “soy protein base that doesn’t contain egg enzymes.”
In November 2020 McD’s announced plans for McPlant – a possible entire plant-based range of products. The first McPlant based product is expected to be a burger that will be trialled at select U.S. locations in 2021. Read more.
The chain made famous by their fish tacos joined the plant-based fray in January 2021 with news of their all new Impossible foods based options. Read more.
The popular East coast based burger business are currently working on a proprietary veggie burger that uses, “greens, grains and herbs”. A previous version of the patty used brown rice and black beans. The burgers are limited time offers for the time being, as the Shack clearly figure out what their customers want in a veggie burger. More info here.
Another Impossible Foods option around town is this famous Seattle based coffee company.
- Impossible Breakfast Sandwich
TGI launched Beyond’s products onto their menus back in 2018 and have been adding ever since as follows:
- Beyond Burger
- Beyond Chili
- Beyond Chili Loaded Potato Skins
- Beyond Chili Ballpark Nachos
- Beyond Chili Cheeseburger
- Beyond Meat Chili Cheeseburger