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Burger King releases new Plant-Based Whopper in Japan

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By Oona McGee, SoraNews24

Compared to a lot of western countries, it can be hard to find good meat-free menu options when eating out in Japan. That’s slowly changing, though, and Burger King is leading the way with the announcement that they’ll be releasing a Plant-Based Whopper at their branches around the country for a limited time.

The fast food chain says it’s been developing hamburgers containing 100-percent vegetable patties through a process of trial and error for the past two years. They finally hit upon perfection with the Plant-Based Whopper, which contains pickles, onion, tomato, and lettuce on a flame-grilled 100-percent vegetable patty.

Finished off with ketchup and creamy mayonnaise, and sandwiched between two toasted sesame buns, the new burger is said to have that distinct Burger King flavour fans love, as it uses the same open-flame grilling method used for the chain’s other burgers.

The new Plant-Based Whopper are only available for a limited time. Priced at 590 yen for the burger and 890 yen for a set with medium-sized fries and a drink, the new menu offering is only being made in limited numbers, so once stocks are gone, they’ll disappear from the menus too.

After wowing us with their chip-filled Fake Burger, and their first-ever burger with no buns, this new Whopper definitely has us tempted to check out the Burger King real estate site, which is currently helping fans eat burgers for breakfast, lunch and dinner by setting them up in an apartment near one of their locations.

Source: PR Times

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Great. Ridiculous that we destroy rainforests and the atmosphere for something we unconsciously wolf down between frivolous shopping trips for more tat.

Oh sorry. I'm seriously concerned about the damage this hippy nonsense will have on the economy. Where did I park my Hummer?

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Great. Ridiculous that we destroy rainforests and the atmosphere for something we unconsciously wolf down between frivolous shopping trips for more tat.

Oh sorry. I'm seriously concerned about the damage this hippy nonsense will have on the economy. Where did I park my Hummer?

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The fast food chain says it’s been developing hamburgers containing 100-percent vegetable patties through a process of trial and error for the past two years. They finally hit upon perfection with the Plant-Based Whopper, which contains pickles, onion, tomato, and lettuce on a flame-grilled 100-percent vegetable patty.

Meanwhile the Impossible Burger has been a big hit in Burger Kings abroad for years.

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These are called the Rebel Whopper at Hungry Jacks (BK) here in Australia, came out about a year ago.

Love my whoppers so was reluctant to try it but it tasted ok!

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Sounds like a healthy sandwich worth trying . . . .

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I bet the plant based burger is unhealthier than the Whopper using real beef since it's been processed to kingdom come. So long as you don't drown the Whopper in a lot of mayo and cheese, I'll rather eat something natural than processed artificially.

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Great news. Vegan options continue to outpace disease riddled meat products the world over. Enjoy your food with the same taste without the heart disease! Plant beverage growth at tens of billions a year has all but replaced cow's milk. With the big agro companies moving into plant based you know your market has fallen. This helps the climate as anything meat based produces too much pollution while plant based does not. Google any CO2 emission image. Beef is ridiculously high.

With a high diabetes rate in Japan, progress in making these permanent options will help everyone.

Also you can't get diseases from plants, the zoonosis doesn't transfer like it does for COVID-19, flues, and other animal transmissions. Win win

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Why do these vegie vegan people want to emulate the look and feel and taste of meat if they hate it so much?

Seems to be very confused or hypocritical why not make it look like a lettuce or a flower or a cabbage, why make a vegie thing look n feel and taste like what you despise so much ? Never got that part of this vegan mentality. Lets Name our food after a Meat dish ? W T Flipping flip?

Vegan sausage, vegan burger, vegan steak surely if your food is so god damn great why not make it and call it a cabbage in the shape of yummy stuff that everyone really wants to eat, or a silly vegie thing.............................call a spade a spade , dont call a spade a shovel !!!

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Why do these vegie vegan people want to emulate the look and feel and taste of meat if they hate it so much?

I eat (and love) meat. I also enjoy these plant based almost burgers for a treat sometimes. What makes you think they’re only for vegans? The majority of people I know who eat them aren’t vegetarians.

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I Know no one who would eat this , it would be laughed at same as the guy walking down the street wearing a dress would be.

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I Know no one who would eat this , it would be laughed at same as the guy walking down the street wearing a dress would be.

Sounds like you hang around with boneheads.

My old Indian coworker, from a Jain background, was a vegan for religious reasons. Would you laugh at him?

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The Impossible Burger and other plant-based and soy-based burgers are a staple in many places now

People who want to eat meat but want healthier options

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I eat (and love) meat. I also enjoy these plant based almost burgers for a treat sometimes. What makes you think they’re only for vegans? The majority of people I know who eat them aren’t vegetarians.

> Bjorn never said these are only for vegans. He simply said why name it after a meat type product when one does not like meat. As Mark Twain said, "Get the facts first, then you can distort them as you please".

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