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International fast-food chain Carl’s Jr. has partnered with plant-based startup Moving Mountains to launch a meat-free burger in Spain. 

Dubbed as the Famous Star, the burger is available in 17 locations across Madrid, Barcelona and Valencia – according to Moving Mountains.

The burger comes with pickles, onion, tomato, lettuce, cheese, and sauce, and can be veganized by omitting both cheese and the sauce. 

‘Innovative and high-quality’

According to VegNews, Moving Mountains Founder Simeon Van der Molen said: “We are very proud to partner with a fast-food chain as prolific and forward-thinking as Carl’s Jr. Integrating a burger that is not only plant-based, but also healthy, into a fast-food establishment is a significant step and is a real taste of what’s to come for the future of food.”

Van der Molen, who describes the company’s mission as ‘to make truly inspiring flexitarian dining available to everyone’, added: “With The Moving Mountains Famous Star Burger, consumers now have more innovative and high-quality plant-based options than ever before to satisfy meat cravings when eating out without ever compromising on taste.”

Liam Giliver

Liam is the former Deputy Editor of Plant Based News. He has written for The Independent, Huffington Post, Attitude Magazine, and more. He is also the author of 'We're Worried About Him'.