News

Chicago Burger Chain Adds Vegan Beyond Meat to Menu

The famed plant-based burger patty will soon be on the menu at eight locations of Epic Burger.

On July 19, Chicago-based chain Epic Burger will add the plant-based Beyond Burger patty to the menu of all eight of its locations. Epic’s fully customizable burger will be served with lettuce, tomato, and onions (which vegan customers can enjoy on either a white or wheat bun). “Founding a company with the tag line, ‘A More Mindful Burger,’ we are always looking for ways to enlighten people about how food is grown, raised, processed, transported and consumed,” Epic’s CEO David Friedman said. “Epic Burger's purpose is to create a more mindful world. I believe that by partnering with Beyond Meat, a pioneer in the development of plant-based burgers, we are doing just that. The Beyond Burger truly is the most mindful of burgers.” Once on the menu, the Beyond Burger will replace the restaurant's current veggie option, which is made with a portobello mushroom. The Beyond Burger has expanded quickly into restaurants around the country after its debut last year in the meat department of a Whole Foods Market in Colorado—and subsequent expansion to 280 Safeway stores. Currently, the Beyond Burger is on the menu at eight locations of chain BurgerFi, vegan chain Veggie Grill, all dining halls at Yale University, and plant-based eatery Next Level Burger. Competing “bleeding” plant-based Impossible Burger is also in the midst of a rapid expansion to both fast casual eateries (such as Texas-based Hopdoddy) and upscale restaurants, including New York’s Momofuku Nishi, California’s La Jardinière, and Nevada’s Andrea’s (located in the Wynn Las Vegas hotel).

More News

IKEA Debuts Plant-Based Hot Dogs

The furniture giant debuted the new animal-free option at a single store in Sweden with plans to expand the offering across Europe by August.
Read More »

Rooney Mara Launches Luxury Vegan Fashion Line

New fashion brand Hiraeth includes faux-leather pants, velvet garments, and combat boots—all made ethically in Los Angeles.
Read More »

NYC Meat Emporium Now Serves Vegan Beyond Sausage

Sausage bar Schaller's Stube—an offshoot of 80-year-old meat company Schaller & Weber—has added three vegan hot dog options to its menu.
Read More »

Vegan Truffles Beat 141 Brands in Blind Taste Test

Chocolates made by United Kingdom brand Booja-Booja received top honors in Good Housekeeping's annual Easter Egg Taste Test.
Read More »

POC-Owned Vegan Lipstick Brand Debuts at Target

Vegan Bawse Lady red lipstick, and other hues aimed at women of all skin tones, will be available at 100 Target stores by May.
Read More »

This Week on VegNews TV: The secret to these delightful sweet treats is white beans! Aylin Erman shows you how to make these simple blondies.

More Videos »