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KFC debuts new plant-based fried chicken across the US

Burger King’s Impossible Whopper

Dunkin's Beyond Sausage Breakfast Sandwich

Dunkin’s Beyond Sausage Breakfast Sandwich

White Castle's Impossible Slider

White Castle’s Impossible Slider

Burger King’s Impossible Whopper hit stores across the US in August 2019 after a popular test run the year before. In 2020, it began testing an Impossible Croissan’wich made with a plant-based sausage patty.

McDonald’s announced in November 2020 that it had developed the McPlant, its own plant-based meat substitute in partnership with Beyond Meat, and that it would begin testing in 2021.

Dunkin’ added the Beyond Sausage Breakfast Sandwich to menus across the US in October 2019. 

Little Caesars' Impossible sausage pizza

Little Caesars’ Impossible sausage pizza

Subway's Beyond Meatball Marinara

Subway’s Beyond Meatball Marinara 

Nestlé's bacon cheeseburger, with plant-based beef, bacon, and cheese

Nestlé’s bacon cheeseburger, with plant-based beef, bacon, and cheese

Little Caesars tested Impossible sausage on pizzas in 2019. Though it has not made it to stores nationwide, the chain also offered plant-based pepperoni by Greenleaf Foods Field Roast brand in the summer of 2021.

White Castle debuted the Impossible Slider in April 2018, and added the BBQ Impossible Slider in 2019.

Subway began selling the Beyond Meatball Marinara in the US and Canada in September 2019.

A&W added the Beyond Burger to its US and Canada menus in July 2018. In March 2019, they also added a Beyond Meat Sausage & Egger.

Qdoba started selling Impossible tacos and bowls across the US in May 2019. In October 2018, they also introduced Impossible fajita bowls and burritos.

Red Robin added Impossible Burgers in April 2019.

Carl’s Jr. has been offering the Beyond Famous Star burger since January 2019, and later added the Beyond BBQ Cheeseburger.

Hardee’s began testing a Beyond Sausage Biscuit and an Original Beyond Thickburger in two markets in October 2019. 

The Cheesecake Factory added the Impossible Burger to US menus in August 2018.

Hard Rock Cafe added the Impossible Burger to US menus in December 2018.

TGI Fridays has had the Beyond Burger on menus since January 2018.

Del Taco started selling Beyond Meat as a filling for tacos, burritos, nachos, and fries in April 2019.

Blaze Pizza added Spicy Chorizo protein as a topping in 2019. 

Fatburger is offering Impossible Fatburgers with vegan Daiya cheese. 

Dave & Buster’s announced in October 2019 that it’s serving Lightlife Burgers — which replaced the Impossible Burgers it began selling in September 2018.

Pizza Hut tested a a pizza with a plant-based Italian sausage topping, onions, mushrooms, and banana peppers for one day only at a single location in Phoenix, Arizona. 

Domino’s has launched a vegan pizza range including plant-based Hawaiian, pepperoni, ham and cheese, and supreme pizzas — but only in Australia.

Kroger introduced several plant-based foods included burger patties, Bolognese sauce, and sour cream in 2019.

Hormel Foods launched Happy Little Plants launched in September 2019, which has a ground meat alternative. 

Kellogg’s Morningstar Farms will launch the Incogmeato brand with meat alternatives in 2020. 

Nestlé began rolling out a plant-based Awesome Burger in grocery stores in October 2019, and has announced the creation of plant-based cheese and bacon for use in professional kitchens.