This week, fast-food chain Burger King added a plant-based Whopper to its menu at more than 200 locations across South Korea. The new Plant Whopper is made with a soy-based patty produced by Australian vegan company v2Foods. Available in regular and barbecue flavors, the Plant Whopper—which is prepared on the shared surfaces with meat—is not vegan as-is due to egg-based mayonnaise. To promote its new menu option, Burger King South Korea is holding a contest on Instagram from now until February 28 in which 10 followers could win 10,000 South Korean won (or $8.99).
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V2Foods unveiled its plant-based patty in 2019 at Australian chain Hungry Jack’s—a franchise brand of the Burger King Corporation. The patty was created in partnership with Australia’s national science agency CSIRO, Main Sequence Ventures, and Hungry Jack’s founder Jack Cowin—who invested $1 million to develop the…