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Fast-food giant Wendy’s has suggested it will be launching plant-based options in the future.

The chain’s CEO Todd Penegor made the comments during Wendy’s this week.
Penegor was asked about whether the eatery was planning to compete with other outlets which are offering meatless meats.

Plant-based protein

“Clearly there is growth out there in plant-based proteins and we believe that it is a trend that will be here to stay. We’re taking a hard look at what the options would be for us at the restaurant,” Penegor said.

“We want to do it the Wendy’s way. Something that is unique to Wendy’s. Our culinary team continues to look at various options. [Plant-based protein] is probably something we need to look at, and will look at, into the future.” 

Vegan Wendy’s

Until these items launch, according to the teen wing of animal rights charity PETA – peta2 – eating vegan at Wendy’s is possible with some ‘creative ordering’.

“Wendy’s may not be the first place that comes to mind when you think of vegan food, but there are actually several surprising vegan items on the fast-food chain’s menu. With a little creative ordering, you’ll be on your way to a quick and tasty animal-free meal,” the organization says.

It recommends the Natural-Cut Fries, the Baked Potato with Chives (hold the butter, cheese, and sour cream), Asian Cashew Chicken Salad – replacing the chicken with extra cashews – and the Veggie Sandwich, replacing the mayo with tomato ketchup.

Maria Chiorando

Maria is a news and features writer for Plant Based News. As a former magazine editor, newspaper reporter, and features writer, her work has been published by The Guardian, The Huffington Post, and various regional newspapers, as well as Vegan Life magazine and Vegan Trade Journal. She has interviewed a huge range of people, from Prime Ministers to authors, activists, pop stars and actors, and enjoys the varied range of topics writing for PBN allows her to tackle. She was previously the editor of Plant Based News for over 3 years.