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Plant-based Meats

7 petitions

Update posted 2 weeks ago

Petition to Wendy's, Todd A. Penegor, Kurt A. Kane, Abigail E. Pringle, Leigh A. Burnside, Liliana M. Esposito, M. Coley O'Brien, Gunther Plosch, Laura D. Titas, E.J. Wunsch

Tell Wendy’s to Carry a plant-based Burger Nationally!

When I was younger, I used to love going to my local Wendy’s for a frostie and a burger. However, now that I am in college and more often in a situation where I need to grab a fast bite on the go, I am not able to enjoy any meal options at my nearby Wendy’s because my diet has changed to exclude options that involve animal cruelty. I would be more than happy to become a regular customer at Wendy’s again if Wendy’s were to catch up to their competitors at Burger King, Carl’s Jr, and Hardee’s in carrying a plant-based burger for customers to enjoy. Sign and share to ask Wendy’s to join 2019 and offer a Beyond Meat or Impossible Foods burger throughout its national supply chain! A plant-based burger would not only be better for animal welfare, the environment, and health, but also great for business at Wendy’s. Beyond Meat recently went public with investments and raised nearly a quarter of a billion dollars while also soaring 163% from their original IPO (the biggest increase for a US company since 2000). There has been rapidly increasing consumer demand for a plant-based burger and Wendy’s is falling behind the times and missing an enormous opportunity by not offering any plant-based meal options in a year when 39% of consumers in the United States say they are actively trying to incorporate more plant-based foods in their diet. Restaurants including TGI Fridays, Qdoba, Dunkin’, Carl’s Jr., Hardee’s, and Subway, are offering plant-based meat as a way to be more accessible and tap into the growing demand and popularity of plant-based eating. At A&W for instance, the Beyond Burger boosted yearly sales by 10% and sold out in several locations on the first day. And Burger King launched an Impossible Whopper nation-wide after just months of piloting it.  Nowadays, more and more people are realizing the animal welfare, environmental, and health issues tied to meat consumption and are looking to eat their meals in ways that are better for the planet, for animals, and for their health. Wendy’s has an amazing opportunity here to catch up to the times and to their competitors. Tell Wendy’s the time to act on consumer demand and trends by carrying a plant-based burger is now!

Lana Weidgenant
26,483 supporters
Update posted 4 weeks ago

Petition to Chris Kempczinski, Jano Cabrera, Cindy Goody, PhD, MBA, RD, LDN, Morgan Flatley, Linda VanGosen, Steve Easterbrook

It's Time For A Healthy, Meatless Option (Please!)

My name is Kathy Freston. I'm an author of books like Clean Protein and The Book of Veganish, and some of you may have seen me talking about healthy living and conscious eating with Ellen Degeneres, Oprah Winfrey, Dr. Oz, or others on television or in print. I've been fortunate enough to reach millions of people with a positive message, and with this petition I’m hoping to bring a positive change to America with a mainstream meatless option at McDonald’s! Adding plant-based protein options at McDonald's will appeal to workers out for a quick lunch, families with health-conscious members out to dinner, children on field trips, and anyone looking for something different than the current menu at McDonald’s where even the french fries contain beef flavoring (they don't in Europe, incidentally)! According to a recent survey, more than one-third of Americans already buy meat substitutes for reasons that range from health to ethics! So why not make a meatless option available at one of America’s favorite restaurant chains for everyone to enjoy? Healthy living should be about progress, not perfection, and this is an easy step that McDonald’s could be taking. Sales of meat substitutes in the U.S. bring in over $553 million a year and visionaries like Bill Gates of Microsoft and Evan Williams and Biz Stone of Twitter are helping fund some of the many meatless options in development for mass markets. Meanwhile competitors like Chipotle have new braised tofu Sofritas, Tropical Smoothie added vegan chicken strips, and Burger King has a veggie burger! That's not even getting into the fact that KFC has vegan chicken in Canada (really, try it!), Subway already has a veggie patty, and McDonald's Canada has veggie wraps!  We Americans love a protein center to our meal, so veggies and salads alone (or even in a wrap) won’t do the trick; we want something hearty and protein-centric just like the burgers and sandwiches you already have, only with something plant-based instead. In September, McDonald's partnered with President Bill Clinton (who improved his own health by eating plant-based foods) and the Alliance for a Healthier Generation to make some youth marketing improvements, but still left me and many members of the public wondering about people of all ages looking to lower cholesterol, reduce saturated fat intake, and cut calories. Offering an option that is completely without animal products is ideal, not only for those who don’t eat animal products for ethical reasons, but for those who are lactose intolerant or have egg allergies. Like many Americans, I’m over this "all or nothing" way of thinking by powerful decision makers in the government and in the corporate world. We need to work together to find positive ways to work towards common goals like eating healthier, farming sustainably, and treating animals with respect. In that spirit, one very simple step can come from fast food giant McDonald's adding a healthy, plant-based item to the menu in the United States. Truly, there can be something for everyone! Please sign my petition to support adding a healthy, meatless option at McDonald's.

Kathy Freston
229,089 supporters
Update posted 1 month ago

Petition to Starbucks, Kevin Johnson, Rosalind (Roz) Brewer, Andy Adams, Kelly Bengston, Luigi Bonini, Brady Brewer, Michelle Burns, Cliff Burrows, Chris Carr, George Dowdie, Chris Fallon, Jon Francis, Jen Frisch, Sumitro Ghosh, Rachel May, Patrick Grismer, Josh Guenser, Lucy Lee Helm, Scott Keller, John Kelly, Janet Landers, Angela Lis, Gerri Martin-Flickinger, Holly May, Hans Melotte, Duncan Moir, Carl Mount, Liz Muller, Denise Nelsen, Mark Ring, Matthew Ryan, Katie Seawell, Vivek Varma, Jill Walker, Jeff Wile, Rossann Williams, Gina Woods

Starbucks: act now and offer the plant-based Beyond Sausage!

As a college student, Starbucks is one of my favorite places to stop for a quick coffee refill. Sadly, I am never able to grab breakfast as Starbucks does not offer any plant-based meal options and I try to eat my meals in a way that is better for the planet, my health, and animal welfare. Starbuck's biggest rival, Dunkin', just launched the Beyond Sausage Breakfast Sandwich across national locations starting in New York this week. I would love to start buying food from Starbucks if they followed Dunkin’ in joining the massively growing plant-based foods trend among consumers and offered the Beyond Sausage across their national locations. Sign and share today to urge Starbucks to add a Beyond Sausage breakfast sandwich to its menu before being left behind by Dunkin'.  Starbucks is missing a massive opportunity by not acting on the plant-based meat trend now. There is a large and growing consumer demand for the Beyond Sausage and Starbucks is behind the times in not offering plant-based options in a year when 39% of consumers in the United States say they are actively trying to incorporate more plant-based foods into their diet. In the US economy, the plant-based industry generates over $13 billion in sales annually, showcasing the economic power and demand for plant-based. Restaurants including Tim Hortons, TGI Fridays, Del Taco, Carl’s Jr, and BurgerFi are already offering Beyond Meat as a way to be plant-based accessible and tap into the growing demand and popularity of plant-based eating. Even Burger King came out with a plant-based burger across national locations. The Beyond Sausage would be very powerful financially for Starbucks. Beyond Meat shares have soared over 258% from their original IPO price and were worth 1.5 billion dollars in their market debut. Beyond Meat reports that their products are available in over 35,000 outlets and that sales have been growing fast - with revenue from 2018 at $87.9 million, an increase of $55.3 million from the previous year’s revenue. Tell Starbucks it must join the current year and cater to the massive trend and consumer demand by offering the Beyond Sausage nationally. Starbucks, the time to act is now!

Lana Weidgenant
19,254 supporters
This petition won 2 months ago

Petition to Dunkin' Donuts, David Hoffman, Karen Raskopf, Jack Clare, David Mann, Kate Jaspon, Scott Murphy, Tony Weisman, John Varughese

Dunkin’ Donuts: The Time is Now to Offer Beyond Sausage!

As a teenager, I loved stopping by Dunkin’ Donuts before school to grab an iced coffee and a donut. But as my diet changed for animal welfare and the planet, I am no longer able to enjoy a Dunkin' breakfast treat. You can imagine my excitement when I heard they were considering adding a plant-based breakfast sausage to their menu. I would love to become a regular customer again if Dunkin’ were to follow Tim Hortons - Canada’s iconic coffee and breakfast chain - in offering the Beyond Breakfast Sausage at its national locations. Sign and share today to urge Dunkin’ to follow Tim Hortons in becoming the first U.S. chain to offer Beyond Meat Breakfast Sausage. If Dunkin’ doesn’t launch a plant-based sausage, the breakfast chain will lose an enormous opportunity to join the massive plant-based meat trend. There is a large and growing consumer demand for the Beyond Sausage and Dunkin’ Donuts will fall behind the times if they do not offer plant-based options in a year when 39% of consumers in the United States say they are actively trying to incorporate more plant-based foods into their diet. The plant-based industry generates over $13 billion in sales annually throughout the US economy which is showcasing that people want change in the foodservice industry. Restaurants including Tim Hortons, TGI Fridays, Del Taco, Carl’s Jr, and BurgerFi are already offering Beyond Meat as a way to be plant-based accessible and tap into the growing demand and popularity of plant-based eating and even Burger King came out with a plant-based burger across national locations. The Beyond Sausage would also bring great financial gains to Dunkin’ Donuts. Beyond Meat shares have soared over 258% from their original IPO price and were worth 1.5 billion dollars in their market debut. Beyond Meat reports that their products are available in over 35,000 outlets and that sales have been growing fast - with revenue from 2018 at $87.9 million, an increase of $55.3 million from the previous year’s revenue. The time is now for Dunkin’ Donuts to join 2019 and offer the Beyond Sausage nationally!

Lana Weidgenant
19,522 supporters