Fast-food chain Carl’s Jr. recently added the meatless Moving Mountains Famous Star to the menu of its 17 locations across Spain. The burger features a patty made by vegan brand Moving Mountains Foods, along with pickles, onion, tomato, lettuce, cheese, and special sauce—which can be ordered vegan by omitting the cheese and sauce. In 2017, after two years in development, Moving Mountains launched its flagship product, the B12 Burger—which is similar to the California-based Beyond Meat’s Beyond Burger—at pubs and restaurants across the United Kingdom. “We are very proud to partner with a fast-food chain as prolific and forward-thinking as Carl’s Jr. Integrating a burger that is not only plant-based, but also healthy, into a fast-food establishment is a significant step and is a real taste of what’s to come for the future of food,” said Moving Mountains founder Simeon Van der Molen. “Our mission is to make truly inspiring flexitarian dining available to everyone using the latest food technology, and with The Moving Mountains Famous Star Burger, consumers now have more innovative and high-quality plant-based options than ever before to satisfy meat cravings when eating out without ever compromising on taste.” On January 2, Carl’s Jr. added the Beyond Famous Star—made with the Beyond Burger patty—to the menu of more than 1,000 locations in the United States, and has sold 4.5 million burgers to date. Starting October 28, select locations of Hardee’s—a fast-food chain owned by Carl’s Jr. parent company CKE Restaurants—will test two items made with Beyond Meat: The Beyond Thickburger and Beyond Sausage on a biscuit.
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