Meat Has Met its Match
Meet the new wave of plant-based proteins
The market for meat alternatives is growing significantly and the humble burger patty, a staple of many menus, is the fastest growing sector of the meat-free-protein industry (NPD Group, 2018).
Calling all meat lovers
Plant-based burgers are an alternative choice aimed at meat-lovers and “flexitarians” who want to eat less meat but still crave the taste, texture and aroma of grilled meat. These patties pack all the flavour and have the same sizzle as meat. They even bleed like meat. The Beyond Burger looks, cooks, and tastes like a beef burger without GMOs, soy or gluten. The red colour comes from beets and, just like beef protein, it changes colour when cooked and “bleeds” red beet juice.
A burger fix for the veggie crowd
Vegetarians and vegans may not be looking for a “meat analog,” but who doesn’t crave a handheld menu option? Veggie burgers answer the call. For vegetarian and vegan consumers or someone looking to consume less meat, plant-based veggie burgers offer the taste of vegetables, beans and grains.
Menu Do’s and Don’ts
Experts suggest choosing your words carefully on the menu. The language used to describe foods can increase or suppress appetites. Calling these products “meat-free” doesn’t sell well because it emphasizes that something is missing. The solution is to push what’s appealing.
Do describe the Beyond Burger:
Do describe veggie burgers:
Don’t use descriptions that indicate “less” or “different”: