Can Burger King’s meat-free burger attract the climate conscious?

Chains are jumping on the meat-substitute bandwagon but some experts say vegetarian options could boost beef sales The moment I walk out of Burger King with a warm bag of vegetarian Impossible Whoppers, a plastic voucher is thrust into my hand. Have you tried Dunkin Donuts Beyond Sausage breakfast sandwich? a woman asks. It is meatless! Dunkin (11 years left to tackle. Veggie options no longer vie for a dusty corner of the menu in fast-food chains. Now they are jockeying to appeal to climate-conscious young people. Plant-based choices are nearly indistinguishable from their meat counterparts. Early indications are that demand for plant-based proteins will continue to grow, said Tony Weisman, chief marketing officer with Dunkin US. He said the …

Beyond Meat preps for IPO as rivals take bite out of food industry

Startup is the latest unicorn, with a valuation of about $1.2bn, to go public as its competitor launches the Impossible Whopper Wall Street is going vegan. At some point in the next four weeks, Beyond Meat, a pioneering plant-based meat alternative startup, will debut on Wall Street at a valuation of about $1.2bn. And in the meantime its rivals are cutting deals with some of the biggest names in food. Beyond Meat is the latest in a series of unicorns private companies valued at over $1bn to go public. And this one is edible. The company, based in El Segundo, California, was founded 10 years ago by tech entrepreneur Ethan Brown. It found early backing from legendary Silicon Valley financiers …