10 Restaurant Chains that Will Satisfy Your (Meatless) Burger Cravings
June 5th is National Veggie Burger Day! Whether you’re celebrating or always on the lookout for a quick and easy way to satisfy your burger craving, there are plenty of places to do so across the U.S. Below, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite fast food joints that are serving plant-based goodness.
Bareburger has your favorite, whether it’s the Beyond Burger, the Impossible Burger or a veggie packed black bean or sweet potato burger, they serve them all. The restaurant chain also serves plant-based eggs, tempeh bacon and the Beyond Bratwurst. It’s pretty much plant-based heaven here.
When the news first dropped that Burger King launched its very own Impossible-Burger-Based Whopper, it became the largest chain to embrace plant-based meat. And, at least according to this video taste test, self-proclaimed carnivores are just as wild as the plant-based option. The Impossible Whopper is served with tomatoes, lettuce, mayo, ketchup, pickles, and onions on a sesame seed bun.
At Red Robin, you can order the Impossible Burger patty in place of any beef patty on the menu – it’ll cost you an extra $3.50, which, when you think about all of the promising benefits of the plant-based option, could very well be worth. Red Robin also makes its own custom veggie burger that is quinoa-based, with both vegan and vegetarian options available.
If you want an Impossible Burger in slider form, White Castle’s your spot. White Castle is an OG plant-based supporter, as it was the first fast food chain to feature the Impossible Burger on its menu.
The Beyond Burger has a home at Carl’s Jr. in the form of what’s called the Beyond Famous Star. Their signature Beyond Burger comes with cheese, but you can also substitute the patty in for any of Carl’s Jr. beef burgers for an extra $2.
At participating TGI Friday’s, the Beyond Burger comes grilled and topped with white cheddar, lettuce, tomato, red onion, pickles and Fridays sauce. Of course, you can also order it in place of other burgers. Check out Meatless Monday’s visit to TGI Friday’s to help launch their Beyond Burger.
Get yourself the Impossible Burger at Wahlburgers. Here, it’s a 4oz patty topped with smoked cheddar, lettuce, caramelized onions, chili spiced tomatoes and “Wahl sauce.” Paul Wahlburger said that “it’s the best vegetarian burger out there.”
BurgerFi was the first national burger-chain in the U.S. to put the Beyond Burger on its menu, so make sure to give credit where credit’s due. Here, you can order it in two ways: a traditional style, with onions, pickles, lettuce, tomatoes and cheese, or 100% vegan, which you can get wrapped in lettuce or served atop a vegan bun. They also serve a Vegefi Burger made from crispy quinoa, veggies and cheese.
It’s now possible to get the Impossible Burger at this chain. You can dress it up however you like, whether that’s with cheese and 1,000 island sauce or bun-less, packing tomatoes, onions and relish. Fatburger also serves a Boca veggie burger, so you’ve got options, including the recent addition of plant-based Daiya cheese being tested in their LA market.
In the U.S., Mickey D’s has been slow to hop on the plant-based bandwagon. It does serve the McVegan in Finland and Sweden, which is a soy-based patty served with vegan toppings. Fingers crossed that it drops by our country sooner than later.
Get in on the action. On June 5th post your favorite veggie burger using #VeggieBurgerDay.
Want more veggie burger inspiration? We’ve got tons of plant-based burger recipes on our site. Check them out here. Head over to the Meatless Monday Summer Cookout Pinterest Board, where you’ll find plenty of tasty, plant-based BBQ ideas.
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