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Carl’s Jr. Cooking Up Beyond Burgers

by | January 8, 2019

Carl’s Jr. the fast food chain who gave us too-hot-for-television commercials have added a plant-based burger to their menu. Time for beyond burgers.

Carl's Jr. Cooking Up Beyond Burgers

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Carl’s Jr. Cooking Up Beyond Burgers

The fast-food chain has partnered with Beyond Meat to introduce the Beyond Famous Star burger. The meat-free burger is the chain’s veggie version of their fan-favorite Famous Star burger, using the 100% plant-based Beyond Burger 2.0 patty.

On January 2nd, more than one thousand Carl’s Jr. restaurants started offering the Beyond burgers, costing $6.29 each. Customers are also able to substitute a Beyond Burger patty instead of a meat patty in any of Carl’s Jr. sandwiches.

Jason Marker, CEO of CKE Restaurants said that they know that people are looking for healthier options. Approximately one-third of their customers are flexitarian in fact, and they are thrilled to partner with Beyond Meat to be able to add more delicious, irresistible flavors to their menu.

The Beyond Famous Star quarter-pound burger is topped with American cheese, lettuce, tomato, sliced onions, special sauce, dill pickles, and mayonnaise on a seeded bun. You can drop the cheese and mayonnaise to make it completely vegan. The Beyond Burger patty is GMO, gluten and soy free, packs a whopping 20 grams of protein, and has less saturated fat than beef.

Although the Beyond Burger patty is Certified Vegan by Vegan Action/Vegan Awareness Foundation, the Beyond Famous Star burger is not Certified Vegan because all burgers at Carl’s Jr. are prepared in kitchens where animal-based products and byproducts are also made.

Carl’s Jr. is just the latest fast food joint to offer the Beyond burgers in the US. The plant-based patties can also be found at TGI Friday’s, Next Level Burger, Veggie Grill, Epic Burger, BurgerFi, Bareburger, Twin Peaks, and Golden Road Brewing.

Hardees, Carl’s Jr.’s sister company, will not be offering a Beyond Burger at this time.

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Julie Nealon

Associate Editor, New York USA | Contactable via [email protected]

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