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Re: Plant-based Beyond Burger comes to Carl's Jr. restaurants
« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2019, 03:00:30 AM »
I might try one, but not super excited.

Mostly, I see this for people who want to give up beef, but really like it. Even as a kid, I didn't like beef, chicken or fish, but did like turkey and ham. I could see making "meat" sauces or tacos, but burgers were never my thing.

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Re: Plant-based Beyond Burger comes to Carl's Jr. restaurants
« Reply #2 on: January 04, 2019, 03:09:20 AM »
Turns out there are 1490 Carls Jrs and these will be available (are available?) in 1100 locations. So there's a pretty good chance of finding one with a Beyond Burger.

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Re: Plant-based Beyond Burger comes to Carl's Jr. restaurants
« Reply #3 on: January 04, 2019, 04:39:20 AM »
Carl's Jr spent years marketing giant beef burgers to men. How is this going to work?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MSG0VFr4ZDs

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Re: Plant-based Beyond Burger comes to Carl's Jr. restaurants
« Reply #4 on: January 04, 2019, 10:40:32 AM »
>men

Hubby wants giant burger, wife wants something vegetarian, now they can go to Carl's.

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Re: Plant-based Beyond Burger comes to Carl's Jr. restaurants
« Reply #5 on: January 04, 2019, 12:45:14 PM »
Carl's Jr.and Hardees have the same parent company, CKE Restaurants. Though they are separate companies, their product lines and related marketing sometimes are run in parallel, just rebranded.  No Carl's around here (west coast mostly??) but plenty of Hardees. It'll be interesting if it shows up there, too.

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Re: Plant-based Beyond Burger comes to Carl's Jr. restaurants
« Reply #6 on: January 04, 2019, 03:31:32 PM »
>wife wants something

Wife wants to visit the bikini models burger place? Does she have a sister?

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Re: Plant-based Beyond Burger comes to Carl's Jr. restaurants
« Reply #7 on: January 04, 2019, 06:02:48 PM »
I've never seen a Carl's so I don't know their marketing.

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Re: Plant-based Beyond Burger comes to Carl's Jr. restaurants
« Reply #8 on: January 04, 2019, 07:23:25 PM »
Check out the YouTube video Travoli posted, it's basically soft-core porn.

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Re: Plant-based Beyond Burger comes to Carl's Jr. restaurants
« Reply #9 on: January 05, 2019, 01:05:42 AM »
Those videos are quite something. Having looked at some of them, I would make a point of NEVER, EVER, EVER eating at Carl's.

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Re: Plant-based Beyond Burger comes to Carl's Jr. restaurants
« Reply #10 on: January 05, 2019, 07:35:51 PM »
I think this will also be for people who love burgers but have heart disease and simply can't even indulge even in a "treat."  (My uncle is like this:  his doctor told him that he MUST be a vegan to prevent imminent death.  (I can see many Boomers in this same boat.)

But with Beyond burgers, they can get the satisfaction and don't feel left out when everyone wants some grease.

Beyond put a lot of work into the right "mouth feel" and "juicy-ness" so people would feel like they're eating real meat.  Hell, it even "bleeds." 

I think it's pretty awesome.

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Re: Plant-based Beyond Burger comes to Carl's Jr. restaurants
« Reply #11 on: January 05, 2019, 08:31:49 PM »
I keep carbs low, so I don't eat them much, but I have to say that I've actually enjoyed the veggie burgers I've eaten.

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Re: Plant-based Beyond Burger comes to Carl's Jr. restaurants
« Reply #12 on: January 05, 2019, 10:45:48 PM »
> enjoyed the veggie burgers I've eaten

Same here, particularly the Southwest Black Bean burgers.  But the only thing 'burger' about them is the patty shape (but it's kinda thin).  I'm guessing this Carl thing is going to be more beefy-tasting?

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Re: Plant-based Beyond Burger comes to Carl's Jr. restaurants
« Reply #13 on: January 07, 2019, 06:30:11 PM »
>>I'm guessing this Carl thing is going to be more beefy-tasting?

Throw enough toppings on the Beyond Burgers and they aren't bad. They have a similar texture and look to real burgers and covered in mayo, ketchup, mustard, pickles, tomatoes, etc. they are a passable substitute and much more burger-like than any other meat substitutes I have tried. Don't know if I would ever purposely order one but they are a decent option.


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Re: Plant-based Beyond Burger comes to Carl's Jr. restaurants
« Reply #14 on: January 09, 2019, 11:52:51 PM »
The Impossible Burger 2.0 goes head-to-head with Shake Shack

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Incidentally, the early reviews of the Impossible Burger 2.0 have been overwhelmingly positive. What’s more, a ground-beef version of the fake meat will start appearing in grocery stores across the country before the end of the year. In the interim, the Beyond Burger — which I found to be tastier than the Impossible Burger 1.0 — can already be purchased from stores like Whole Foods.

https://bgr.com/2019/01/09/impossible-burger-2-0-review-vs-shake-shack/