Big news today for lovers of breakfast sandwiches who are trying to cut back on meat consumption!
Dunkin’ has announced a partnership with Beyond Meat to introduce a plant-based sausage patty breakfast sandwich at Manhattan locations with a possible nation-wide roll out pending.
Dunkin’ is expanding its breakfast menu with a trendy new item: a meatless sausage sandwich.
The chain will start selling a breakfast sandwich made with Beyond Meat’s vegan sausage at 163 locations across Manhattan on Wednesday, with plans to roll out the $4.29 sandwich nationally at some point.
Dunkin’ is the latest fast food chain to start selling meat substitutes. Others, like Burger King, Tim Hortons and Little Caesars, have also partnered with Beyond or Impossible Foods — Beyond’s main rival — to add plant-based foods to their menus.
The trend is heating up as people try to eat less meat for health reasons and to reduce their impacts on the planet. US retail sales of plant-based foods have grown 11% in the past year, according to a July report from trade group Plant Based Foods Association and the Good Food Institute, a nonprofit that supports plant-based businesses.