This week, New York-based restaurant chain and food brand Golden Krust launched vegan versions of its iconic Jamaican-style beef patties (handheld savory pastry pockets) at select locations in Boston, MA, Hartford, OH, New York City, NY, and Toronto, Canada. The new patties are made with Beyond Meat’s vegan Beyond Beef and are available in two flavors: Spicy and Mild. Golden Krust created the new options using its 30-year-old family recipe and plans to expand the plant-based patties to its 125 restaurant locations and potentially to its 25,000 retail points of sale across North America. “Beyond Beef was the perfect choice for our new patties since it is designed to look, cook, and taste like ground beef, with all the benefits of plant-based protein,” Golden Krust CEO, Chairman, and President Alfred R. Novas said. “We are excited to commence this test of Spicy and Mild plant-based patties at our company restaurants today, and to make the products available to our entire franchise system in the first part of 2020. We challenge you to tell the difference between our traditional beef patties and our new plant-based protein patties.”

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