Plant-based ‘meat’ is conquering fast food. Here’s where you can get meat substitutes like the Beyond Burger and the Impossible Taco.

After two years of testing the waters, fast-food companies are finally ready to embrace plant-based meat substitutes, with popular chains including Burger King and White Castle leading the charge.

Boosted by Burger King’s commitment to its product, Impossible Foods announced in May it had raised $300 million in a new funding round. This came hot on the heels of its competitor Beyond Meat’s explosive initial public offering. Both companies have faced product shortages as consumer demand continues to rise and the product category enters the mainstream.

Here are some of the biggest fast-food and casual-dining chains that now offer plant-based meat alternatives:


White Castle

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White Castle’s Impossible Slider.
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White Castle

What: Impossible Slider

Where: Participating White Castle locations nationwide

In April 2018, White Castle became an early fast-food adopter in the new wave of plant-based burgers. The company is still experimenting with new flavor combinations featuring a patty made by Impossible Foods, such as the BBQ Impossible Slider it unveiled in April 2019.


Burger King

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Burger King’s Impossible Whopper.
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Burger King

What: Impossible Whopper

Where: 7,000+ Burger King locations nationwide

This past April, Burger King began testing its new Impossible Whopper at 58 locations in St. Louis, to resounding success. On August 1, the chain announced an August 8 national rollout for the Impossible Whopper at over 7,000 Burger Kings across the country.

Read more: We tried Burger King’s plant-based Impossible Whopper next to the original – here’s how they actually compare


McDonald’s

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The Big Vegan TS is available at McDonald’s Germany locations.
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McDonald’s

What: Big Vegan TS

Where: Germany

The McDonald’s Big Vegan TS meatless burger, manufactured by Nestlé, is now available at the chain’s German locations, CNN reported. It has no official plans to expand to the US market.


A&W Canada

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A&W Canada’s Beyond Meat Burger.
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A&W Canada

What: Beyond Burger

Where: All A&W locations across Canada

A&W, the second-biggest burger chain in Canada after McDonald’s, announced in June 2018 that it would offer Beyond Meat’s plant-based patty at all of its restaurants starting on July 9 of that year. In March 2019, A&W added a Beyond Meat Sausage & Egger to its menu, a sign the company is continuing to expand its plant-based meat alternatives.


Hard Rock Cafe

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Hard Rock Cafe’s Impossible Burger.
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Hard Rock Cafe

What: Impossible Burger

Where: 40 locations in the United States

Hard Rock Cafe has been serving Impossible Burgers at all of its company-owned US locations since December.


The Cheesecake Factory

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The Cheesecake Factory’s Impossible Burger.
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The Cheesecake Factory

What: Impossible Burger

Where: Nationwide locations

The Cheesecake Factory has offered its rendition of the Impossible Burger at locations nationwide since August 2018.


Qdoba

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Qdoba’s Impossible Taco.
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Qdoba

What: Impossible Tacos and Bowls

Where: All 730 Qdoba locations

In April, Vox reported that Impossible Foods planned to make its tacos and bowls available at all 730 Qdoba locations throughout the US by the end of May.


Red Robin

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Red Robin’s Impossible Burger.
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What: Impossible Burger

Where: All Red Robin locations in the US

Red Robin added the Impossible Burger to the menu at all of its more than 570 locations on April Fools’ Day this year. But the chain’s relationship with the meatless burger is no joke – you can put the Impossible Burger patty on any Red Robin gourmet burger in lieu of a standard beef patty.


TGI Fridays

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TGI Fridays’ Beyond Meat Burger.
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TGI Fridays

What: Beyond Burger

Where: 469 participating locations

After a test at select locations in October 2017, TGI Fridays added Beyond Meat’s Beyond Burger to its menu at 469 locations in January 2018. The Beyond Burger patty can be substituted for a beef patty in any of the chain’s burgers.


Carl’s Jr.

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Carl’s Jr.’s Beyond Famous Star
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Carl’s Jr.

What: Beyond Famous Star

Where: Participating locations

The Beyond Famous Star cemented its place on Carl’s Jr.’s menu after a successful trial run in January, according to Food & Wine. You can also substitute the Beyond patty for any chicken or beef burger menu item.


Del Taco

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Del Taco’s Beyond Tacos.
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Del Taco

What: Beyond Taco

Where: All 580 Del Taco locations across the country

Since April 25, Del Taco has offered Beyond Meat as a meat-filling substitute for any item on its menu. You can get tacos, burritos, nachos, and fries with Beyond Meat seasoned to taste exactly like its seasoned beef filling.


Blaze Pizza

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Blaze Pizza’s Vegan Spicy Chorizo Topping.
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Blaze Pizza

What: Vegan Spicy Chorizo Topping

Where: Any Blaze Pizza location

As part of its Earth Day initiative, Blaze Pizza added a vegan Spicy Chorizo protein to its list of toppings. This in-house creation was designed by Blaze’s executive chef, Bradford Kent, and is available at no extra charge.


Dunkin’

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What: Beyond Sausage Breakfast Sandwich

Where: Manhattan, soon to be nationwide

Dunkin’ said it aims to “democratize trends” by partnering with Beyond Meat. The Beyond Sausage Breakfast Sandwich is available in Manhattan locations, with plans for an upcoming national rollout.

Read more: I compared Dunkin’s new Beyond Meat breakfast sandwich with the real deal and was surprised to find the plant-based ‘meat’ was better – here’s why


Little Caesars

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Little Caesars’ Impossible Supreme Pizza
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Little Caesars

What: Impossible Supreme Pizza

Where: Florida, New Mexico, and Washington State

In May Little Caesars became the first national pizza chain to test a plant-based “meat.” Impossible Foods’ sausage is available as a topping in three test markets, and if it does well, it might get a nationwide rollout.


Fatburger

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Fatburger’s Impossible Fatburger
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Fatburger

What: Impossible Fatburger

Where: All US Fatburger locations

California-based Fatburger was one of the first public chains to sell the Impossible Burger in all of its US locations. You can top your Impossible Burger with vegan Daiya cheese at select Fatburger locations.

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