Meatless Monday Plant-Based Burger News and Roundup

July 16th, 2018

This Meatless Monday we give you the global scoop on the latest food establishments taking plant-based burgers as seriously as we do. Burgers are popular around the world because they’re easy to eat and fun to pack with yummy toppings. Now, with a little food science and ingenuity, there are equally satisfying plant-based versions to enjoy.

A quick summary…



The Beyond Burger – Available in restaurants and grocery stores, it’s outselling regular beef patties in some grocery stores! Made from pea protein, The Beyond Burger touts 20 grams of protein.





The Impossible Burger –  After seven years of product development, sophisticated food scientists have created a burger from wheat and soy perfectly mimicking the taste, feel, weight, and look of a beef patty, with 20 grams of protein! Available only at restaurants and other fine dining establishments.






Gardein’s Ultimate Beefless Burger – Found in restaurants and in the frozen food section at grocery stores, Gardein has created a complex and hearty plant-based burger from ancient grains and soy, packing 15 grams of protein. Heat it up and serve it with endless side options.





The Round-Up

Here’s our round-up of plant-based burger news, including the tallest hotel in the world going beyond, Air New Zealand doing the impossible, and White Castle revolutionizing its slider culture.

The Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong

The Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong, otherwise known as the tallest hotel in the world with 103 floors and an 80-second elevator ride to the main lobby on the 102nd floor, now also boasts the addition of The Beyond Burger to its list of fine dining menu items.

Air New Zealand

Air New Zealand, lauded as the world’s best air carrier, is adding Impossible Burger to its in-flight business class menu from Los Angeles to Auckland, through October.

T.G.I. Friday’s

Amazing! A landmark in casual dining, T.G.I. Friday’s, with 469 U.S. locations, is now serving The Beyond Meat Burger.


Bareburger serves both Impossible Burger and The Beyond Burger, in addition to their house-made all-vegetarian Thai Chia patty, Guadalupe patty, and Farmstead patty. With close to 40 locations on both U.S. coasts, Bareburger specializes in serving good, clean burger comfort food.

Yard House

With 70 restaurants across 24 states, Yard House serves up Gardein in 11 unique dishes, from their signature Gardein Ultimate Beefless Burger to Gardein BBQ Chicken Pizza.


Celebrity Mark Wahlberg and his brothers Donnie and Paul added Impossible Burger to their family-oriented burger joint, Wahlburgers, with 26 restaurants in 17 states. “Our customers have been asking for a delicious, meatless option and we are always looking for new ways to boost the Wahlburgers experience for our guests,” said Paul Wahlberg.

White Castle

Impossible Burger goes fast, fast food that is. White Castle is now serving Impossible Sliders in 140 locations in New York, New Jersey, and Chicago. Bet you can’t eat just one!


With nearly 100 locations in the U.S., The Beyond Burger is a natural fit for BurgerFi, an upscale restaurant chain focused on fast, yet fresh burgers.


Now you can find Impossible Burger at Fatburger. Since 1947 and now in 19 countries, Fatburger serves up fresh fast food, made to order.

Slater’s 50/50

A dedicated burger joint in California and Texas, Slater’s 50/50 has started serving Impossible Burger for a limited-time only.

Special Mention

Shake Shack, with 168 locations around the world, has developed a custom veggie burger made from black beans, rice, and beets. Try it and let us know what you think!

For 15 years, Meatless Monday has been advocating for a lighter footprint by refraining from eating meat one day a week. As science, tech, and ingenuity team up to meet the challenges of the planet’s limited resources, plant-based foods have naturally become a stable part of our future. Meatless Monday is thrilled to be a part of this revolution.

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