Lettuce all rejoice!
Burger King’s latest addition to their menu is a plant-based Whopper. Yeap, you read that right. The fast-food giant partnered with Australia’s number one plant-based company, V2Food, to create this meatless and soy-protein filled patty. However, it’s not completely a vegan option, if that’s what you’re looking for.
Burger King made it clear that the patties were the only difference about this new version of their Whopper. Answering a comment on their official Facebook page, Burger King Philippines wrote: “Our buns don’t contain any eggs or dairy milk. However, the Plant-based Whopper patty is cooked on the same broiler as our beef patties to provide that same flame-grilled taste. Also, like the classic Whopper, the build of Plant-based Whopper includes mayonnaise so it may not be suitable for Vegans.”
It may not completely give you that 100% vegan option, it still is a great step made by Burger King, especially for those looking to get more of their protein sources beyond meat for ethical and sustainable reasons.
Burger King’s latest addition is currently available in Luzon and Metro Manila with a price that starts at P89, and a lot of Filipinos seem to like it. As of writing, the plant-based whopper is pretty much sold out, and only several branches in Metro Manila and nearby provinces have stocks. Don’t fret, however, as Burger King is trying to restock as soon as possible.
Slowly, we’re seeing a shift with fast-food chains all over the world towards having greener options in their menu. We’re certain that Burger King’s plant-based Whopper is just the beginning, and we can’t wait for more.
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Cover image from Burger King Philippine’s Facebook page.