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McDonald's, Beyond Meat Team Up on Meatless Burger

The 'PLT' will be available only in Canada for now

(Newser) - McDonald's is taking a big step toward joining the meatless bandwagon. The chain said Thursday it will test a meatless burger in a partnership with Beyond Meat, reports Reuters . However, US patrons will have to wait to taste what's being called the "PLT"—plant, lettuce, and... More »

Burger King's Fine Print Won't Please Vegetarians

Impossible Whopper grilled on same broiler as regular burgers and Whoppers

(Newser) - The much-ballyhooed Impossible Whopper is now available at Burger Kings nationwide, but Inc.com notes that vegetarians will want to read the fine print. Yes, the burger is a meatless alternative to the regular Whopper, and one that reportedly tastes much the same, but it comes with an asterisk from... More »

Burger King's Impossible Whopper Is Coming to You

Nationwide rollout happens in a week

(Newser) - A nationwide Impossible Whopper is just a week away. Burger King announced Thursday that its vegan burger—expanded to six additional markets following an increase in foot traffic in its initial test market of St. Louis—will be sold at all 7,200 locations across the country for a limited... More »

Impossible Whopper Increases Traffic

Business booms for maker of plant-based burger, too

(Newser) - The Impossible Whopper appears to be a draw. Foot traffic for Burger King locations in St. Louis, the test market for the chain's plant-based Impossible Whopper, exceeded the chain’s national average by 18.5% last month, a report from inMarket inSights says. And traffic in the St. Louis... More »

Cops Tried to Keep Pol Safe. The Milkshake Came Anyway

Nigel Farage is latest UK politician to get doused

(Newser) - What the Daily Beast is calling the "highest-profile victim of milkshaking so far" has been doused. The victim: Brexit leader Nigel Farage. What "milkshaking" is: a recent phenomenon in the UK of right-wing politicians having the sweet, goopy drink thrown on them in protest. Farage's incident took... More »

First, Impossible Burger. Now, Impossible Pizza

Little Caesars is first national pizza chain to offer a faux-meat topping

(Newser) - The meat-substitute movement has entered the world of pizza. Little Caesars is the first national chain to offer a faux-meat topping—Impossible Sausage, reports Business Insider . It will be available on the $12 Impossible Supreme Pizza in select locations for a trial run, per Fortune . The plant-based "sausage" comes... More »

Burger King's New Customer Base: People in Traffic Jams

Service is in Mexico City now, Los Angeles in future

(Newser) - Getting stuck in traffic in Mexico City is no bueno, though Burger King is working to improve the experience with a "Traffic Jam Whooper." As AdAge reports, a new delivery service in one of the world's most congested cities allows drivers stuck in traffic to order food... More »

Oh, McDonald's Is Not Going to Like This

'No one is happy all the time. And that's OK.'

(Newser) - Burger King wants you to have it your way—no matter your mood. The fast-food chain is celebrating Mental Health Awareness Month by offering so-called "Real Meals" like the Blue Meal (sad), Salty Meal (bitter), YAAAS Meal (excited), Pissed Meal (mad), and DGAF Meal (Don't give a f***),... More »

Vegan Whopper's Test Goes Well; Now, It's Going National

Company rolling out 'Impossible Whopper' to all locations this year

(Newser) - Earlier this month, Burger King began testing a vegan Whopper in the St. Louis area. Reviews came in surprisingly strong—including this one from a worried meat-industry lobbyist who could see or taste no substantial difference between the vegan "Impossible Whopper" and the beef version. As a result, Burger... More »

Meatless Whopper, Petition Put Veggie Pressure on Rival

McVegan has been tested in Europe

(Newser) - McDonald's is feeling the heat on veggie burgers. More than 160,000 people have signed a petition calling for the chain to add a meatless option to its menu, the Guardian reports. McDonald's has tested a McVegan in Finland and Sweden, and put it on the menu at... More »

Missouri Farm Official: New Whopper a 'Wake-Up Call'

Meat lobbyist is impressed with taste of Burger King's meatless burger

(Newser) - If Burger King wanted good advertising for its meatless Impossible Whopper , it has arrived via an unlikely source—a review by an official with the Missouri Farm Bureau. In other words, a meat lobbyist, per the Guardian . Eric Bohl wrote that he tried the plant-based burger, available for now only... More »

Burger King Tests Unusual Whopper Feature

This version has no meat

(Newser) - Think beef is a necessary ingredient of Burger King's Whopper? Think again. The fast food chain is testing the Impossible Whopper, a version of the chain's signature sandwich that uses a plant-based patty instead of beef. For now, 59 restaurants in the St. Louis area offer the test... More »

Burger King Is Now Hawking 16-Cent Coffee

Chain is offering a monthly subscription for $5 in an effort to grab some of the breakfast rush

(Newser) - If your way, right away includes a cup of coffee every day for $5 a month, well, Burger King would like to welcome you to its new coffee subscription service. That comes to about 16 cents a cup if you visit a Burger King every day. That price probably sounds... More »

McDonald's Lost a Big Mac Trademark. BK Pounced

Burger King restaurants in Sweden are now selling 'Not Big Macs'

(Newser) - So you're a fast-food giant that loses a trademark for one of your most popular offerings—what's the worst that can happen? Your rival could decide to mercilessly troll you, for one. That's what's happening to McDonald's in the EU, where the chain recently lost... More »

Burger King Trolls Trump Over 'Hamberders'

POTUS initially misspelled 'hamburgers' on Twitter

(Newser) - Burger King is needling President Trump for his tweet about ordering more than 1,000 "hamberders" for the Clemson University Tigers' visit to the White House after winning the college football championship. The spelling error was quickly corrected . But Burger King jumped in with a tweet of its own,... More »

'Humiliated' Customer Sues Fast-Food Giant

Curtis Brooner got stuck in a Burger King bathroom

(Newser) - All Curtis Brooner wanted was to wash his hands—and says he got humiliation, an injury, and an hour in a stinky bathroom. Now the Portland man who claims he was stuck in a Burger King bathroom for over an hour in December is suing the fast food giant, KATU... More »

Want a Burger King Whopper for a Penny? Go to McDonald's

New ad campaign adds a twist with 'geofencing'

(Newser) - Adweek is calling Burger King's new ad campaign "clever" and "irreverent" because of its unusual premise. It requires customers to go to McDonald's—if not inside one, at least within 600 feet of one. At that point, they open the Burger King app, which reroutes... More »

Kanye Gets Dissed by Burger King

After he professed his love for McDonald's in a tweet

(Newser) - Kanye West has been out of the headlines for [checks notes] at least six days , but a tweet about fast food has catapulted him right back into the thick of it. Fox News reports on Ye's latest kerfuffle, which started when he posted a brief message to his Twitter... More »

Burger King's 'Nightmare' Is Appropriately Named

It's 'clinically proven to induce nightmares'

(Newser) - The "Nightmare King" isn't just a seasonal name thrown on Burger King's latest burger. The quarter-pound beef burger topped with chicken, cheese, bacon, onions, and mayo, on a green sesame seed bun, is "clinically proven to induce nightmares," according to the burger chain. A new... More »

Burger Chains' Antibiotics Grades: Two As, 22 Fs

Report raises concerns over 'spread of antibiotic resistance'

(Newser) - Craving a fast-food burger? You'll be hard-pressed to find one that gets a passing grade from experts on antibiotic use in meat. A report out Wednesday—a collaboration by the Natural Resources Defence Council, Consumer Reports, Center for Food Safety, and other groups—gives 22 of 25 top US... More »

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