Fast food goes vegan
Will 2019 be the year when vegan options take over fast-food restaurant chain menus? For Carl’s Jr., Taco Bell, KFC, Del Taco and Burger King that’s a big 10-4.
Vegans will remember 2019 as the year fast-food chains fell all over themselves to woo plant-based diners—and our growing market share. In January, Taco Bell staked an early claim by announcing a vegetarian menu (with customizable vegan options). Then Carl’s Jr., Del Taco, Burger King and KFC jumped into the race. This month, Taco Bell is testing new vegetarian items—including a Crunchwrap Supreme and a Quesarito in Dallas. If Texans approve, Nor Cal will have them later this year. Until then, ask PETA what vegans eat at Taco Bell. (Visit: peta.org/living/food/vegan-at-taco-bell) Or try my vegan road-trip staple: Double Decker Taco with no meat, sub beans, make it Fresco. (“Fresco” is Taco Bell slang for “no dairy,” but I’ve been served enough accidentally cheesy burritos to know you’d better say “no cheese” too.) And, yeah, of course you want hot sauce.