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·         Carl’s Jr. and Hardees Partner With Beyond Meat To Launch New BBQ Burger

The new Beyond Spicy BBQ Cheeseburger features a Beyond Meat burger patty, topped with jalapeños, onion rings, Pepper Jack cheese, and BBQ sauce. The burger can be made vegan by ordering it without onion rings or cheese.

 

·         McDonald's Quietly Removed the Beyond Burger 'P.L.T.' from Menus

The test-run in Canada has ended without much fanfare.

 

 

Carl’s Jr. and Hardees Partner With Beyond Meat To Launch New BBQ Burger

 

by Alix Coe, Raise Vegan 

June 29, 2020

 

US fast-food chains Carl’s Jr. and Hardees have teamed up with Beyond Meat to launch a new BBQ Cheeseburger.

 

The new Beyond Spicy BBQ Cheeseburger features a Beyond Meat burger patty, topped with jalapeños, onion rings, Pepper Jack cheese, and BBQ sauce. The burger can be made vegan by ordering it without onion rings or cheese.

 

The plant-based burger — which is on sale now for a limited time only — is priced starting from $5.19 for a single and $7.79 for a combo.

 

Beyond Meat

 

Beyond Meat has expanded its reach with a number of new collaborations and product launches this year.

 

Earlier this month, the vegan protein giant released an affordable limited-edition version of its burger — the Cookout Classic. With a suggested retail price of $15.99, each burger in the 10-pack will work out to a cost of $1.60.

 

The company has also...

 

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McDonald's Quietly Removed the Beyond Burger 'P.L.T.' from Menus

The test-run in Canada has ended without much fanfare.

 

By Jelisa Castrodale, Food & Wine 

June 29, 2020

 

In January, McDonald's announced that it had doubled the number of Canadian restaurants that were demo-ing its Beyond Meat-topped Plant, Lettuce, and Tomato (P.L.T.) burger, which meant that the sandwich was available in 52 locations in southwestern Ontario. At the time, it said that its test run would continue for three more months.

 

It probably says a lot about how 2020 has gone so far that McDonald's quietly removed the P.L.T. from those menus in late April, but nobody seemed to really notice until last week. According to the CBC, McDonald's did not publicly comment when the test-run ended in April; all it did was pull all of the P.L.T.-related information from its website. "We have no current plans to bring it back to our menu at this time," the official McDonald's CanadaTwitter account told one dejected P.L.T. fan in April. "[W]e will be sure to share your feedback with our team for future consideration."

 

A spokesperson for Beyond Meat was equally tight-lipped, telling the outlet that it was "pleased with the test," but declining to comment otherwise. "I can assure you, there's no issue with McDonald's," Beyond Meat CEO Ethan Brown said during a conference call last month. "There's been no change in information since we began this test and got good results in the beginning and got good results at the end."

 

It's hard not to read something into the McDecision not to extend or expand the P.L.T. trial, but it could just be as simple (or, more accurately, as complicated) as the restaurant chain trying to determine the best way to withstand the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

 

Earlier this year, McDonald's...

 

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