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Fast-food giant Burger King has expanded its plant-based offerings in Japan, adding the soy-based Whopper to menus in some of its restaurants.

But vegan customers in the country will only have access to the burgers for a ‘limited time’, and in ‘limited quantities’, the company has claimed.

The launch kicked off on Friday, December 11.

Development

Burger King claims the vegan patty is created using a ‘unique open flame’ method to create a smokey flavor.

The company added: “Burger King has spent nearly two years developing a burger with a 100% plant-based patty. 

“Now, we are proud to present the Plant-Based Whopper. The new Plant-Based Whopper is a 100% plant-based patty, grilled over an open flame, layered with pickles, fresh lettuce, tomato, and onion, finished with ketchup and creamy mayonnaise, and served on a toasted sesame bun.”

Global expansion

Burger King recently expanded the Whopper to its Mexican outlets as a permanent fixture.

It follows the fast-food chain’s further global expansion in Switzerland, Germany, The Philippines, and New Zealand.

The company came under fire earlier this year when a watchdog found an advertising campaign for the Rebel Whopper to be ‘misleading’.

Emily Baker

Emily is a News Writer for Plant Based News. She is a journalist based in Devon, UK, where she reports on issues affecting local people from politics to the environment.