We’ve known for a while that Bristolians love their vegan grub. And with so many options available to us, from vegan restaurants to animal-free aisles at the supermarkets, it’s never been easier to stick to an plant-based diet. Now a Burger King in Bristol is getting in on the act too. It’s tossing out all animal-products and turning completely vegan.
If you’re shopping at The Mall anytime soon, and fancy a burger, head on over to the fast food chain. You might be in for a shock, however, when you discover there’s no longer a meaty Whopper on the menu. Instead you’ll discover a brand-new 23-item menu, made completely meat-free.
Burger King on Cribbs Causeway will undergo a two-week trial, between October 26 to November 9, to see if Bristol’s hunger for vegan food is worth committing to. It follows the success of a similar trial at its Leicester Square branch in London earlier this year. As well as Burger King’s recently set target to offer a 50% meat-free menu around the UK by 2030.
For regulars of Burger King, you’ll still recognise a lot of the menu items. This time, however, you’ll be ordering them a little more guilt-free. The star of the show has to be the new Plant-Based Bakon King, which uses a vegan cheese and bacon. Other mouthwatering menu items include, Vegan Cheeeze Royale, Cheeeze & Bakon Whopper, Vegan Nuggets and Vegan Chilli Cheeeze Bites.
To substitute their standard animal products, Burger King will use Violife vegan cheese and La Vie plant-based bacon. For pudding you might want to try Ben & Jerry’s Cookie on Cookie Dough Non-Dairy Ice Cream.
Alongside its 50% meat-free target, Burger King also aims to reduce carbon emissions by 41% per restaurant by 2030. Schemes like this will go a long way to meeting that target.
Burger King’s vegan takeover will be located at The Mall on Cribbs Causeway, and will be open Monday to Saturday 10am – 11pm and Sunday 11am – 11pm.