Starting today, Taco Bell China will offer a taco made with plant-based pork at all of its Shanghai locations. The limited-time, crunchy Yu-Xiang OmniPork Taco is the result of a collaboration between Taco Bell China’s parent company Yum China and OmniPork—a vegan meat brand founded by David Yeung, who also founded Hong Kong-based vegetarian grocery and café chain Green Monday. “Yum China has once again proven why they are a market leader and trendsetter in their sector. From our first meeting about introducing cutting-edge plant-based protein to Mainland Chinese customers to full launch at all the outlets under the Taco Bell brand, it has been nothing short of a fun collaboration,” Yeung said. “Their group is well known for their focus and insight on localized menu innovation, which is why this fusion Yu-Xiang OmniPork Taco—a combination of classic seasoning in a novel taco presentation—is bringing such wow effect to both local and foreign patrons.” While only 6,000 OmniPork tacos are available at Taco Bell, Yeung hopes the collaboration will expand in the future. “We are confident that this special promotional launch is the beginning of a long partnership between the Green Monday group with Taco Bell as well as other brands under the Yum China portfolio,” Yeung said. In select parts of Europe, Taco Bell recently debuted the Oatrageous Taco, a taco made with vegan oat-based meat—an option it plans to expand to additional European locations, and possibly the United States, in 2020.
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