From Burger King to Whole Foods, everyone is jumping on the vegan train in an attempt to help the environment. Recently Kentucky Fried Chicken locally tested their vegan “Impossible Chicken.”
And it was a massive hit! –Selling out in the Atlanta location quicker than you can say “Is that really chicken?”
It took around five hours for the chicken giant to run out of their vegan option. KFC reported that they sold as many vegan chickens in the single day as popcorn chicken would in an entire week. This comes on the heels of equally viral Popeye’s new chicken sandwich that also ran out of a seven-week supply in less than two weeks.
Is the world now turning more vegan? Yes and no.
While meat is here to stay, more people are trying to do Vegan challenges and Meatless Mondays.
More people are starting to be more committed to the vegan lifestyle, but exactly why?
The BBC says the celebrities has something to do with it.
“Celebrities like Ariana Grande, Miley Cyrus and Ellen DeGeneres are some of the well-known figures who don’t eat animal products, while #vegan has more than 61 million posts listed on Instagram” says the BBC.BBC
A study shows that if people just ate less meat, there would be 82 million less metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions per year! The study really shows how much damage the meat industry does to the environment.
People are taking it in their own hands to help save the planet.
Where customers go, businesses follow. This has led to tons of fast food restaurants trying to make the best vegan food they possibly can. Restaurants have two major options to choose from for plant-based meat: Beyond Meat and Impossible Foods.
Restaurants you can get Impossible Foods products are Burger King, Little Caesars, Red Robin, Cheesecake Factory and many more. While you can get Beyond Meat at Whole Foods and in the future: KFC.
I personally went out to Burger King to try an “Impossible Whopper.” It tasted surprisingly like meat! Now, unless you’re actually vegan, I wouldn’t recommend it. There is nothing exactly comparable. Diet Dr. Pepper is not Dr. Pepper.
The Impossible Whopper cost a whopping five whole dollars.
On the plus side, my cat, Merlin, who is a carnivore, couldn’t tell that the little bit of burger he stole from me, was plant based and not real meat.
In a world that now has a 600% increase of people identifying as vegan, it’s great to see that businesses are actually taking this trend to the next level.