Fast food companies are listening to customer demand. We want vegan options!
Plant-Based Food Will Be a Top Trend in 2016
Eating vegan is officially cool. Even celebrities are trying plant-based diets. Plus, the market for non-dairy products is skyrocketing, and meat alternatives sales are expected to reach $5 Billion by 2020.
Tesla Releases a Vegan Car
Tesla, the all-electric-car company, has just unveiled an SUV model that’s both environmentally friendly AND vegan.
Oreo Releases New Vegan Flavor
Oreo recently announced Cinnamon Bun as the new flavor they are adding to its lineup of vegan-friendly sandwich cookies. It may not be healthy, and it DOES contain artificial flavors, which I stay away from. However it’s free of dairy! It’s great to have options.
Plant-Based Butcher Shop Called “The Herbivorous Butcher” Is Now Open in Minnesota
I never thought I would see this happen – America now has a plant-based butcher shop in Minneapolis. It’s becoming a lot easier to give up meat.
Wendy’s is Testing a Black Bean Vegetarian Burger in Select States
The fast food company is testing a plant-based burger in Ohio, Utah and South Carolina. The patty is made with black beans, wild rice, farro, onions, brown rice, carrots, quinoa, corn, green bell peppers, and red bell peppers. It’s served on a multigrain bun with tomato, greens, a Parmesan ranch sauce, and pepper jack cheese, but you can ask an employee to remove the last two ingredients to make the veggie burger a vegan burger.
Now that you’ve read this post, did you hear that there is a trendy new vegan restaurant in Ferndale, MI? I have been doing social media work for GreenSpace Cafe and drool over their healthy menu items.
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4 thoughts on “Wendy’s is Testing a Black Bean Vegetarian Burger in Select States & More News”
I’m excited about the Wendy’s burger, but don’t understand why they are testing it in cities not known for their interest in vegan food. Their press release says they chose these areas because they are “representative of the larger United States”, which seems odd. This burger would be a success in cities such as Seattle, San Francisco and Austin, so I wish they would debut it there.
I was surprised by the states that were chosen, as well. Maybe it’s their way of seeing how typical America would respond to the veggie burger. Not sure, but I hope they end up offering it nationwide & can make a 100% vegan version with its own dairy-free sauce and cheese, as well. Growing up in Kentucky & Ohio, I wish I had a veggie burger option when my family went to drive thrus!
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