Five reasons why Impossible Foods and Beyond Meat are taking over fast food while veggie burgers failed
Here are the main reasons why the Impossible Whopper and Beyond Burger are making headlines in a way that Morningstar's Veggie Burger never did.
KATE TAYLOR: ‘Vegans and vegetarians have been pushing for fast-food chains to add veggie burgers to the menu for years. Now, with the rise of Impossible Foods and Beyond Meat, plant-based burgers are going mainstream. Burger King is selling the Impossible Whopper nationally. KFC ran a test of plant-based fried “chicken” with Beyond Meat. And, McDonald’s just kicked off a test of a vegan burger in Canada. It seems like every week a new fast-food chain is announcing a deal with Impossible Foods or Beyond Meat. It’s a rapid turnaround after years of petitions without results from vegetarians and vegans.
On Tuesday, Cowen released a report diving into how exactly this new crop of meat alternatives differ from traditional vegetarian fare, and what it might mean for the future of plant-based “meat.” These differences are key to understanding why the Impossible Whopper is making headlines in a way that Burger King’s Morningstar Veggie Burger never did. Here is why analysts, executives, and other industry insiders say that Impossible Foods and Beyond Meat’s veggie burgers are finally taking over fast food’. SOURCE…