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Fast Food Plant-Based Meat Saving Nearly 700 Animals a Day

Nearly 700 animals are saved a day when fast food customers choose Beyond Meat or Impossible Foods options.

According to new research by the animal protection group World Animal Protection, Impossible Foods and Beyond Meat additions to fast food menus are saving 250,000 animals a year. That’s nearly 700 animals a day!

THE DATA: Because businesses are often secretive about their sales information, World Animal Protection used a clever formula to estimate the amount of animals spared based on the average weight of typical farmed cows and pigs, and the pounds of plant-based beef and sausage the restaurants are serving. Research data shows that a majority of people who purchase the products are “flexitarian” or not fully vegetarian, so the organization assumes that 90% of the purchases were made by people who would’ve otherwise gotten a meat-based meal if the plant-based one wasn’t available.

Dunkin’ Beyond Sausage Sandwich with hash browns

WHAT THIS MEANS: World Animal Protection noted that although this number is just a fraction of the 120 million pigs and 30 million cows killed for food in the United States each year, it’s still a cause for major celebration. Whenever a customer chooses a plant-based option over a meat one, this represents an individual spared from cruel confinement and a horrific death in a slaughterhouse. The world is changing, one burger at a time!

Burger King Impossible Whopper

WHERE TO TRY IT: These are just some of the locations where you can try Impossible Foods and Beyond Meat.

Beyond Meat: 

  • Dennys
  • Subway (select locations)
  • Del Taco
  • TGI Fridays
  • Carl’s Jr. 
  • Hardee’s

Impossible Foods: 

  • Fat Burger
  • White Castle
  • Qdoba
  • Red Robin
  • Burger King
  • Hard Rock Cafe
Carl’s Jr. California Classic burger with Beyond Meat patties

WHAT YOU CAN DO: The best way you can help spare more animals from suffering on factory farms and in slaughterhouses is simply by leaving them off your plate. Choosing these plant-based meats at restaurant chains is a great place to start! You’ll find that your local grocery store is also full of options. For tips, check out

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