At the beginning of the year, Carl’s Jr amazed the world when they teamed up with Beyond Meat to launch their Beyond Famous Star burger. Ever since, many food chains have announced that they too have already done or plan on introducing vegan food items to their menu. Just last month Del Taco, a Mexican-inspired food chain, declared that by the end of April they plan on introducing their collaboration with Beyond Meat to all 594 of its locations. The famous Swiss brand Nestle also stated that they plan on debuting their vegan burger to the U.S.
Early April, Taco Bell launched a meatless menu in Dallas, which will help the company explore the increasing demand for plant-based foods. Red Robin, a gourmet burger restaurant will not only have a vegetarian burger but they will begin to serve their Impossible Burger to all of its 570 locations nationwide.
The twenty first century has now allowed for both vegans and vegetarians to have a bigger and more savory variety when choosing where and what to eat. Now, they don’t have to just rely on pasta and salads. Even here in our own school, Biology and AP Environmental teacher Jason Roback teamed up with Culinary Arts teacher Unna Valdez to provide vegetarian catering for the school’s Earth Day fair. This incorporation of plant-based food into fast food places have brought what vegans have referred to as “the year of veganism”.