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Burger King India Might Expand Vegetarian Menu Globally

Burger King India Might Expand Vegetarian Menu Globally

The vegetarian menu options would presumably be well-received in countries with large populations of non-meat-eaters

Burger King India might be expanding its vegetarian food to be offered around the world.

Back in November 2014, we reported that Burger King was expanding to India and introducing beef-less burgers. Now, the Indian fare might be spreading to other countries.

According to Economic Times India, the meatless options are expected to be well-received by countries with a larger vegetarian market, such as the United States and United Kingdom. Raj Varman, CEO of Burger King India, told the Press Trust of India that this is will fare well in those countries. “Looking at the response here, the global management is evaluating introducing some of these options going forward to other vegetarian-friendly markets like the U.K.,” Varman said.

Burger King India offers vegetarian Whoppers and burgers made with a crispy patty filled with potatoes, peas, and other vegetables; a paneer melt; a spicy bean burger made with kidney beans; and veggie strips that look like mozzarella sticks but are filled with corn, peas, and carrots.

There’s no word yet on when the Burger King India menu might debut overseas, but for now, it is set to expand to southern parts of India.


The 10 Best Burger Franchises 2020 in India

Fatburger is a fast casual restaurant chain created by Lovie Yancey in 1952 with unique culture and idea. The Fatburger menu is centered primarily on hamburgers, in which it offers patties of varying size, small to large, and in varying number patties, along with add-ons such as cheese, bacon and eggs. Classic oldies music playing in the background helps to establish an authentic diner atmosphere.

Burger Point

Founded in: 2010
Franchising since: 2013
Franchise units: 50-100
Initial Investment: $7,000 - $14,000
Royalty Fees: ₹5000/m

Burger Point is chain of fast food restaurant which offers menu of burgers, wraps fries and drinks. Quality is the most important ingredient of all at Burger Point and burgers are made from fresh, 100% pure material with no freeze, no re-pack and no over-process. Burger Point’s burgers are free of additives, fillers and preservatives of any kind.

BURGER KING

Founded in: 1954
Franchising since: 1967
Franchise units: 50-100
Initial Investment: $316,100 - $2,660,600
Royalty Fees: 4,5%

Burger King (BK) is an American global chain of hamburger fast food restaurants which menu consists from a basic offering of burgers, French fries, sodas, and milkshakes to a larger and more diverse set of products. To expand in India BK uses their non-beef products, such as their TenderCrisp and TenderGrill chicken sandwiches, as well as other products like mutton sandwiches and veggie sandwiches.

Cheeburger Cheeburger

Founded in: 1986
Franchising since: 1986
Franchise units: 50-100
Initial Investment: $140,000 - $280,000
Royalty Fees: 5%

Cheeburger Cheeburger is a 1950s-style burger restaurant chain which specializes in cheeseburgers, french fries, onion rings, and milkshakes. The restaurant’s motto is “big is better” and it features giant burgers made of 100% all natural Angus beef. Cheeburger Cheeburger does not consider itself “fast food”, as the meals – which are prepared to order – take longer to serve than typical fast food restaurants.

Mooyah Burger

Founded in: 2007
Franchising since: 2007
Franchise units: 50-100
Initial Investment: $140,000 - $280,000
Royalty Fees: 6%

Mooyah Burger are fast casual restaurants serving hamburgers, turkey burgers, veggie burgers, french fries and shakes. They are known for their beef hamburgers which use Angus Beef® Brand beef and their french-fries which take 24 hours to cook.

ELEVATION BURGER

Founded in: 2002
Franchising since: 2002
No. Existing Locations: 50-100
Initial Investment: $140,000 - $280,000
Royalty Fees: 6%

Elevation Burger is a fast casual restaurant chain that specializes in organic hamburgers menu of which offers hamburgers made with organic beef, french fries cooked in olive oil, shakes and malts. Restaurants use energy efficient equipment and recycled and recyclable materials and are typically LEED certified.

BURGER-UNCLE

Founded in: 2013
Franchising since: 2013
Franchise units: 22
Initial Investment: $7,000 - $14,000
Royalty Fees: 6%

Ranjeeta Enterprises with its brand Burger-Uncle has come up with a small level shop concept for selling high quality burger made in front of customer. “The Taste Starts Here” is slogan of burger restaurant chain called Burger-Uncle.

Funduz Burgers & Vadapav

Founded in: 2014
Franchising since: 2014
Franchise units: 20
Initial Investment: $7,000 - $14,000
Royalty Fees: Nil

Founded in 2014 in Jaipur, India, Funduz® is a fun and engaging quick service restaurant chain serving a wide variety of Burgers, Wraps, Sandwiches, Vada Pavs, Instants, Milk-shakes and Mocktails in a welcoming environment that rocks. With more than 50 incredible items to choose from the menu, Funduz has everyone covered, from tree huggers to vegetarians and flexitarians.

BOXO Burger

Founded in: 2013
Franchising since: 2014
Franchise units: 10-20
Initial Investment: $2,900 - $7,200
Royalty Fees: 7%

Boxo Burger is a fast-growing chain of quick service restaurants, fundamentally concentrating to explore new opportunities in the fast food industry. Boxo Burger is one of the pioneers in setting up the burger brand that serves Indian taste burgers. Box-o-burger is most-excellent fast food concept developed as per modern-day needs and wants.

BURGER SINGH

Founded in: 2014
Franchising since: 2016
Franchise units: Less than 10
Initial Investment: $29,000 - $44,000
Royalty Fees: 12%-16%

Burger Singh was founded by in 2014 with a passion for adding an Indian twist to burgers in order to cater to the massive demand for Indian flavors. This immediately struck a chord with food lovers and the chain became one of the most innovative, popular and loved burger chains in India.


Political Factors Affecting Burger King’s Business

Political conditions are determinants of business performance. This part of the PESTEL/PESTLE analysis identifies governmental influence on firms’ remote or macro-environment. In Burger King’s case, the following are the main political external factors:

  1. Governmental support for globalization (opportunity)
  2. Political stability in major markets (opportunity)
  3. Governmental support for e-commerce (opportunity)

Governments continually support globalization. Burger King can take advantage of this condition through global expansion. Also, the external factor of political stability helps reduce challenges to the company’s growth and expansion. In addition, Burger King can improve its e-commerce capabilities. In this part of the PESTEL/PESTLE analysis, the external factors present significant opportunities for Burger King to grow and expand internationally.


U.S. Restaurant Chains Make Plant-Based Options To Fit Their Brands

Burger King is among the U.S. restaurant chains that expanded their plant-based offerings in 2019, . [+] according to an annual study by The Good Food Institute.

U.S. restaurant chains made progress in adding new plant-based items to their menus last year, with a focus on crafting new dishes that fit with their branding and made sense alongside their more traditional options.

Fifty-eight of the biggest U.S. restaurant chains boasted at least one plant-based dish on the menu last year, up from 55 in 2018, according to an annual survey by the Good Food Institute.

While only three more added their first plant-based dishes in 2019, the bigger news was that chains that already had plant-based dishes added more, GFI Foodservice and Supply Chain Manager Zak Weston said.

Carl’s Jr. launched more Beyond Meat-based items and the success of Burger King’s Impossible Whopper spurred the chain to announce an Impossible Whopper Jr. and a breakfast sandwich.

Panera Bread has outlined plans to grow its plant-based offerings from the current 25% of the overall menu to 50%, and it will offer at least one vegetarian item in each category on the menu by next year, the company said in January.

Panera Bread aims to expand the plant-based portion of its menu to 50% of the total.

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While some chains including McDonald’s and Chick-fil-A are taking more time to evaluate whether plant-based items make sense for them system-wide, there’s data indicating that restaurant chains with plant-based items are spurring foodservice demand for more plant-based meats.

Research commissioned by GFI from NPD Group shows that sales of plant-based meats from major distributors to U.S. foodservice companies grew 37% last year, as more outlets expanded their menus.

In addition to restaurants, that includes other foodservice operations like the corporate cafes, campus dining halls and assisted living facility dining rooms operated by companies like Sodexo, which has also ramped up its plant-based offerings in recent years.

Chains scored highest if they offered multiple plant-based dishes that are marketed to appeal to mainstream customers, which means stressing the plant-based nature and tasty flavors without using words like “vegan,” “vegetarian” or “meatless,” Weston said.

“Chains won points for completely plant-based items and partial points for dishes that can be made 100% plant-based,” he said. “They also got points for calling out protein content, because a lot of consumers don’t associate plants with protein, and we awarded points for marketing, signage and promotion outside of stores.”

Burger King was the most improved chain in terms of plant-based offerings from 2018 to 2019, the report revealed, followed by sibling chains Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s, Del Taco, Qdoba, Denny’s and Panda Express.

Last year was the year of the plant-based burger, he said, and growing demand is driving restaurants to expand the use of plant-based meat alternatives to new categories including tacos, breakfast sandwiches and pizza, he said.

And, as restaurants grow more comfortable with the idea of touting their plant-based offerings, they’re doing it in different ways that work for their diverse brands.

Taco Bell has long boasted a vegetarian menu that can be made vegan and it’s growing those options rather than partnering with Beyond Meat or Impossible Foods to add a name-brand plant-based meat alternative.

Chipotle Mexican Grill is also eschewing plant-based meats while offering vegetarian and vegan options made with beans or Sofritas, a proprietary blend of spicy marinated tofu.

Panera’s plan reflects that brand’s ongoing focus on clean ingredients and dishes free from artificial ingredients. In contrast, Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s offer plant-based versions of their indulgent quickserve burgers designed to appeal to brand fans who may be looking to eat less meat for reasons other than health.

“It just goes to show there’s not just one way to do plant-based,” Weston said. “Plant-based isn’t a silver bullet. It has to fit with your brand, your values and your customer base, so it will look different in different concepts.”

There are as many ways to do plant-based as there are consumers who crave different meals for different reasons at different times.

“Consumers seem to value taste and cost – just like on the animal meat side, there’s a spectrum on the plant-based side too,” Weston said. “If someone’s focused on nutrition and they want to have a salad, they should have a salad. But if the trade-off is giving up steak for a bowl of lentils, that won’t work.”

That’s where plant-based meat alternatives from a growing number of brands can come in handy.

“If you’re thinking of a beef burger, reach for a plant-based burger instead,” he said.

Marketing is key to promoting plant-based menu items, and convincing mainstream consumers to try the plant-based alternatives works when chains put the options on the same menu with their more traditional items, Weston said.

“It shows this is for me – I come here and I expect delicious food, and I will have the same experience with the plant-based burger,” he said.

Chains also do well when they extend their core branding to the new items, like Burger King’s Impossible Whopper and Carl’s Jr.’s Beyond Famous Star, and they can put them on the menu in the same ways on the menu, in social media and on kiosks and signage.

“Whatever their fans love, they can run with that,” he said. “It’s not rocket science, just common sense, and it’s a huge growth opportunity.”


Happy Veganuary: Vegans And Vegetarians Are In The 2019 Dining Spotlight

You might have heard of Dry January, but have you heard of Veganuary?

This month, as some people try to skip drinking alcohol, others are embracing vegan food to start the year.

Veganuary is a British charity that encourages diners to eat plant-based and other non-meat food during January, in hopes they will continue the practice for the rest of the year. Along with Dry January, it follows on the heels of Meatless Monday, in which participants eat vegetarian food on the first day of the work week.

The global vegan market is estimated to be worth more than $50 billion, with the market for plant-based meat alone estimated to be $6 billion.

Vegan eating is front of mind for many people in Britain. According to the Vegan Society, demand for plant-based food increased 987% in 2017, and vegan eating was a major trend in 2018. The society says one in three people in Britain regularly buy plant-based milks, while one in three also have ended their consumption of meat.

Veganuary kicked off in January 2014, and this year, numerous food web sites, magazines and broadcast outlets are offering vegan recipes pegged to Veganuary. Chefs like Gordon Ramsay are making suggestions, too.

Meanwhile, the site lists vegan offerings at restaurant chains from Pret a Manger to Wagamama and fast food giants like KFC, McDonald's, Burger King and Dunkin Donuts. (Menus are for the U.K., so they might be different than offerings in the U.S.)

The Veganuary website has a wealth of information. There is a vegan starter kit, introducing vegan eating to those who may not be familiar with it, plus recipes and tips for dining out.

Taco Bell, one of the brands listed on the Veganuary site, is embracing vegetarian food in a big way for 2019.

Later in the year, Taco Bell plans to test dedicated menu boards in its restaurants listing vegetarian items. It already has two certified vegan proteins, black beans and refried beans, and there are 28 certified vegan items, from tortillas to guacamole.

"We know that Americans are increasingly opting for vegan, vegetarian and flexitarian meals, and we pride ourselves on being able to accommodate a wide variety of diets and lifestyles," Missy Schaaphok, Taco Bell's manager of global nutrition and sustainability, said in a statement.

Taco Bell recently increased its vegetarian ingredients from 35 to 38, bringing the possible vegetarian combinations from 5.71 million to more than 8 million.

Meanwhile, Sweetgreen, which built its brand on salads, plans to branch into dinner plates, the company told Business Insider late last year.

In November, Sweetgreen obtained a new round of $200 million in funding, led by Fidelity Investments. It is now valued at more than $1 billion.

The dinner menu is being tested at Sweetgreen's store in Culver City, California. Not all the offerings are vegetarian: They include chicken tikka masala and miso sesame salmon. But Business Insider says there are some veggie dishes getting test runs, such as sweet potato fries with spicy cashew dressing, and a roasted cinnamon apple dessert with yogurt and honey granola.

Meanwhile, if you do plan to go vegan or eat more vegetarian food this year, Consumer Reports has some tips for how to do so in a healthy fashion.

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Judging by the enthusiasm for Veganuary in Britain, you'll have lots of company.


Culture change

It hasn't been an easy journey.

"From a consumer point of view I had to start with the message that a burger is a meal," he says.

His research shows that in 2003, of 100 meals that people ate in a month, only three were eaten out.

They introduced a 20 rupees (20p) burger called Aloo Tikki Burger, a burger with a cutlet made of mashed potatoes, peas and flavoured with Indian spices.

"It's something you would find on Indian streets, it was essentially the McDonald's version of street food. The price and the taste together, the value we introduced, was a hit. It revolutionised the industry in India," he says.

Now eating out has gone up to 9-10 times per 100 meals and McDonald's in India has more than 320 million customers a year.

"Whether you love or hate McDonald's, they deliver a formula very well," says Edward Dixon, chief operating officer of Sannam S4, which provides market entry advice and support for multinationals in India, Brazil and China.

"Localised menu, delivered with precision quality at a price that works. One other trick they have used very effectively [is] an entry level ice cream which fuels the ability for consumers who might not ordinarily be able to afford to become a customer."


Burger King Indonesia Launches Plant-Based Whopper With The Vegetarian Butcher

Burger King Indonesia has become the latest to hop on the Plant-Based Whopper bandwagon, launching the new meatless patty in Jakarta this month before expanding to all 175 outlets nationwide. Partnering with Unilever-owned The Vegetarian Butcher for the new vegetarian-friendly menu item, Burger King says that the response from consumers has been “amazing”.

Fast food giant Burger King has launched the Plant-Based Whopper in Indonesia, made with a vegan beef patty supplied by Unilever subsidiary The Vegetarian Butcher. Topped with egg-based mayonnaise, onions, tomatoes, lettuce, pickles and ketchup, the new vegetarian burger option first landed last Friday (May 7) across Burger King locations in the Jakarta metropolitan region.

Burger King Indonesia is planning to roll out the new plant-based burger across all 175 locations in the country later next month, around mid-June. The franchise in Indonesia is operated by Sari Burger Indonesia (SBI).

Sold for 45,000 IDR (US$3.15) at price parity with its animal-based counterpart, Burger King Indonesia’s move is yet another step in the direction of making sustainable meat-free choices affordable and accessible to mass consumers.

Commenting on the launch, Burger King Indonesia CEO Vaibhav Punj wrote in a social media post: “Super kicked on the launch of our Plant based Whopper in Indonesia. It’s just amazing the response we’ve got from our guests.”


Burger King U.K. Says 50% Menu Will Be Plant-Based By 2031

In line with its long-term commitment to reduce its carbon footprint, Burger King U.K. has recently announced that it will launch vegan and vegetarian burgers, for instance, a plant-based version of its chicken ‘Royale’ burger in the coming weeks thus selling fewer beef options.

In an attempt to negate the effects of climate change, fast food giant Burger King U.K. has decided to reduce beef on its menus and introduce more plant-based versions of its products at all 530 locations in the country.

Owned by Bridgepoint and led by Alasdair Murdoch, Burger King U.K. is the second largest quick service restaurant (QSR) chain in the country.

The inclusion of plant-based menu items comes as a part of the chain’s new sustainability charter titled Burger King for Good in an effort to match its practices with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Last year, the company had unveiled a plant-based ‘Rebel Whopper’ burger but due to pandemic, it was unable to follow social distancing norms, and had to drop it. Further, while adverts claimed the Rebel Whopper was vegan, in reality, it had egg-based mayonnaise and was prepared alongside meat burgers. However, this time, the company made assurances that the new plant-based Whopper would be made suitable for vegans.

In an interview with i, Murdoch said: “A new plant-based Whopper would appear on menus in the coming weeks as restrictions lift, alongside a plant-based ‘Royale’ burger. Meat-free nuggets are also in the pipeline.”

Though Burger King U.K. is more famous for its beef burgers, sourcing its meat from the U.K. and Ireland, in the coming future, several beef options will be dropped. Over time, the volume of beef that the chain will sell will drastically reduce and within a decade, up to 50% of Burger King U.K.’s menu could be plant-based.

Source: Burger King U.K.

Being good to the planet, our people and guests is central to our values at Burger King U.K., and despite the challenges faced by the pandemic, I believe this crisis has given us an opportunity to ‘build back better’ and drive through our company values, which are integral to sustaining our business for the future. The underlying aim of the Burger King for Good initiative is to be transparent, be accountable and work with others to ensure our business decisions are well informed and sound

Alasdair Murdoch, CEO of Burger King U.K.

However, Murdoch was clear that the burger chain is not committing to ditching beef completely.“ We know the direction of travel, we are embracing the direction of travel and we are trying to get ahead of it. But we are also still very proud of our beef.”

As to whether the chain would explore lab-grown meat, the company said it would wait for costs to fall and for the technology to be successfully scalable. They added that in their view, it will be a long time until customers accept cellular beef.

In the charter, the chain has committed to reduce 30% of its food waste, and source 100% sustainable soy, timber, coffee, palm oil, tea, and paper. Furthermore, it plans to combat waste by embracing campaign group WRAP’s food waste plan and will ban single-use plastic and will instead opt for 100% recycled or certified packaging by 2025. The charter also showed its support for animal welfare and diversity throughout Burger King’s supply chain.

Murdoch added that being good to the planet, the people and guests is central to their values at Burger King U.K.: “Despite the challenges faced by the pandemic, I believe this crisis has given us an opportunity to ‘build back better’ and drive through our company values, which are integral to sustaining our business for the future. The underlying aim of the Burger King for Good initiative is to be transparent, be accountable and work with others to ensure our business decisions are well informed and sound.”

This news comes shortly after Burger King outlets across the world have begun rolling out plant-based Whoppers, to cater to an increasing number of sustainable consumers, including in Japan, South Korea and most recently Thailand. The chain also made global headlines when it teamed up with Impossible Foods back in 2019 to launch the Impossible Whopper across U.S. locations. It also debuted plant-based options with Unilever acquisition The Vegetarian Butcher in Europe and mainland China. Further Yum Brands, the owner of Burger King U.S., signed a multi-year partnership with Beyond Meat last week.

Several other food chains are hopping on the bandwagon of meatless offerings with KFC joining forces with Beyond Meat, Quorn, & Lightlife, while Pizza Hut partnered with Beyond Meat to bring plant-based meat pizzas across the U.S.

McDonald’s too took this trend a notch higher and developed its own-brand meatless line called McPlant with the burgers presently being trialled in Denmark and Sweden, before a wider roll-out in other markets.


Burger King South Korea Launches Plant-Based Whopper With v2food

Burger King Korea has added two new plant-based versions of its famous Whopper to its menu, partnering with Australian food tech v2food to swap out its conventional beef burgers for an animal-free soy-based patty. It will be available across all locations in South Korea, in a move aligned with the fast food franchise’s global push to respond to the mainstream demand for meatless options.

Burger King Korea, which is operated by Hong Kong-based private equity firm Affinity Equity Partners (AEP) who also runs the franchise in Japan since 2017, has added two new plant-based Whoppers to its menus across South Korea after teasing the launch in an online countdown on its official website. All 240 locations in the country will now be serving the new “Plant Whopper”, which comes in two formats – regular for ₩5,900 (US$5.32) and BBQ flavour for ₩7,900 (US$7.12).

Partnering with Sydney-based food tech startup v2food, the fast food giant will be using the brand’s plant-based burger patties, which are made primarily from soy protein and natural flavourings, topping it with all the usual ingredients such as lettuce, sliced tomatoes, onion, ketchup and conventional mayonnaise, which is suitable for vegetarians but not vegans.

In a review posted online by one blogger who went to try the new Plant Whoppers on the day of the launch, the meatless patties were described as bearing 󈭏% resemblance” to their real animal-based counterpart.

It comes shortly after Burger King outlets across the world have begun rolling out plant-based Whoppers, in a strong sign of the pressure that QSR chains under to ramp up their meatless offerings in line with global consumer trends. Burger King pioneered partnerships with alternative protein firms back in August 2019 when it debuted the Impossible Foods Whopper across U.S. locations, and has since launched plant-based options in collaboration with Unilever subsidiary The Vegetarian Butcher in Europe and mainland China.

Juhang Jimmy Sohn, the Korean partner at Bright Green Partners, a plant and cell tech strategy firm, told Green Queen in a statement that he had high hopes for the new burger. “As one of the very few Korean alt meat consultants, I hope the BK Korea’s Plant Whopper launching can be successful, unlike other Korean QSRs’ plant-based hamburger menus. When Beyond Burger was introduced in Korea, it was not that popular because the price was expensive and little bit too much herb flavour was not attractive, even to the Korean vegan communities.”

Side-by-side of the two new Plant Whoppers available at South Korean Burger King locations (Source: Naver)

In Japan and the Philippines, the chain uses v2food’s plant-based patties. The Australian food tech, who recently closed record-breaking US$55 million Series B round, also produces the plant-based Rebel Whopper at Burger King-franchise Hungry Jack’s across Australia, and at Burger King locations in New Zealand.

With flexitarian and plant-based eating trending globally, a pattern that Unilever CEO Alan Jope has described as “inexorable”, other QSR giants have too made strides in launching new plant-based offerings to keep up with the demand.

Plant Whopper by Burger King Korea (Source: Burger King Korea)

KFC has partnered with Beyond Meat, Quorn, & Lightlife as part of its plan to become a “restaurant of the future”, while Pizza Hut collaborated with Beyond Meat to bring plant-based meat pizzas across the U.S and Starbucks debuted the Impossible breakfast sausage both in Hong Kong and the U.S.

McDonald’s has taken it a step further following its new vegetarian breakfast menu made with OmniPork Luncheon in Hong Kong and Macau, revealing that it has now developed its own-brand meatless line called McPlant, which food tech giant Beyond Meat claims it was a co-creator. The new McPlant burgers are now being trialled in Denmark and Sweden, before a wider roll-out in other markets.


The French Toast Sticks at Burger King Are Accidentally Vegan—and That’s Not All

A version of this post originally appeared on peta2.com.

OK, OK. Whether it’s the accessibility and affordability or just that you’re hangry—once in a while, drive-through fast food is exactly what’s needed. But ordering vegan at Burger King, of all places?! Can it really be done?

French Toast Sticks

There are no modifications or substitutions necessary to make these sticks animal-free. Let’s just appreciate the fact that we live in a day and age when we can drive up to a window and order “accidentally vegan” French toast. The future is now.

Garden Side Salad

Too easy: This is for all the lettuce lovers out there.

Fries*

Thank you, Burger King, for letting potatoes be the sacred treasure that they are and making sure that they’re vegan.

Oatmeal

No, we are not comparing oatmeal to French Toast Sticks—but if you ask for the Original Maple Flavored Quaker Oatmeal made with water, you’ll have yourself a healthier vegan breakfast.

Hash Browns*

Just when you thought that Burger King couldn’t give a potato any more respect—its hash browns are formed into little circles and they’re vegan. Oh, what a world.

Whopper Jr.

Burger King’s buns are vegan (but steer clear of the biscuits and croissants). For a veggie sandwich, ask for a Whopper Jr. with no meat or mayo (try ketchup and mustard instead). Unfortunately, the restaurant’s veggie patty is not vegan. Pro tip: If you have vegan patties in your freezer, cook one up for your meal!