Del Taco Partners with Beyond Meat to Offer Vegan Options
LOS ANGELES, CA - We all know that Meatless Mondays are here to stay, and Del Taco is getting in on the plant-based action. Partnering with popular meatless meats brand Beyond Meat, the restaurant will be offering vegan options at two of its Los Angeles locations.
"Del Taco is always looking for ways to further delivery quality food, served fast, that our guests love," said John Cappasola, CEO and President of Del Taco, in an emailed statement to Forbes. "We take a guest-driven approach to innovation, ensuring products exceed their expectations. We're excited to test the Beyond Taco and Beyond Avocado Taco and hear consumer feedback."
Customers will now have the choice of ordering Beyond Meat vegan meat crumbles in a regular taco, an avocado taco, or by swapping out protein for the meat substitute in any of Del Taco's menu items for an additional charge. The partnership marks the first time a Mexican fast food restaurant in the U.S. has offered a plant-based meat substitute on their menu, the news source reported.
In a blog post, Beyond Meat expressed its excitement for the partnership.
“At Beyond Meat we believe we are in the business of helping you Eat What You Love while enjoying the health, environmental, and animal welfare benefits of plant-based foods. Our partnership with Del Taco reflects this belief in action,” expressed Beyond Meat CEO Ethan Brown. “For my kids and their friends, Del Taco is a routine stop after games or practice. I’m thrilled that they can now, along with all other Del Taco customers, enjoy delicious Beyond Tacos and other entrees built with our delicious, sustainable, plant-based meat. I’m grateful to Del Taco leadership and team for their willingness to innovate with speed and vision.”
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