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·         Impossible Foods to Launch Plant-Based Meat in Stores Next Week

The plant-based meat maker is teasing its September 20 retail launch, hinting that the city to get it first smells like palm trees.

 

·         Plant-based 'meat' marks 1 year at White Castle, 1st BBQ at Famous Dave's

… White Castle marks a year since it introduced the Impossible Slider to its menu, QSR Famous Dave's is testing its own plant-based items as potential menu offerings…

 

 

Impossible Foods to Launch Plant-Based Meat in Stores Next Week

The plant-based meat maker is teasing its September 20 retail launch, hinting that the city to get it first smells like palm trees.

 

by Nicole Axworthy, VegNews 

September 12, 2019

 

On September 20, plant-based meat brand Impossible Foods will launch in grocery stores in select regions of the United States. We knew it was coming, but the California-based startup recently teased the retail launch with a few more details: “Guess what city you can find us on shelves? Here’s a hint: Smells like palm trees,” Impossible Foods posted on social media with a photo of what appears to be a new packaged vegan ground beef product, similar to competing product Beyond Beef.

 

In July, the company announced a co-manufacturing collaboration with McDonald’s food supplier OSI Group, which will allow it to significantly increase production by the end of this year. That same month, fast-food chain Burger King expanded its test run of a vegan-friendly Impossible Whopper to more than 7,000 locations nationwide...

 

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https://vegnews.com/2019/9/impossible-foods-to-launch-plant-based-meat-in-stores-next-week

 

 

Plant-based 'meat' marks 1 year at White Castle, 1st BBQ at Famous Dave's

 

QSR Web

Sept. 13, 2019

 

As White Castle marks a year since it introduced the Impossible Slider to its menu, QSR Famous Dave's is testing its own plant-based items as potential menu offerings.

 

At the privately owned regional White Castle chain, brand leaders report that the so-called Impossible Slider, introduced first at locations in 140 units last April, then made permanent exactly one year ago this week at all 400 locations, has not waned in popularity since its debut.

 

"As a family-owned business that first introduced the hamburger to the masses nearly a century ago, it just feels right that we could also be on the leading edge of the plant-based protein movement today," White Castle Vice President Jamie Richardson, said in a news release about the anniversary. "We've appealed to customers who weren't necessarily thinking about White Castle before."

 

White Castle restaurants cook the Impossible Sliders — which are shaped in the company's distinctive square format — on grills separate from those used for products made from real beef. The company's buns do not contain any animal-based products, making the Impossible Slider a great option for vegans as well as for vegetarians and others who simply want to minimize their meat consumption.

 

The brand also said it will release a new stuffing recipe for the first time since its original Thanksgiving stuffing recipe debuted in 1991, only this one will use the Impossible Slider, instead of the original beef-containing version as its base.

 

Meanwhile, more brands are signing on almost daily to offer plant-based meat substitutes, including this week, Famous Dave's, which is testing four Beyond Meat-containing menu items at 13 Minnesota and Colorado locations of the barbecue brand.

 

The brand solidified a partnership with Beyond Meat earlier this year to make it, according to a news release, the first major barbecue restaurant chain to test meatless options. These plant-based protein options will include: 

 

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https://www.qsrweb.com/news/plant-based-meat-marks-1-year-at-white-castle-1st-bbq-at-famous-daves/