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Wendy’s Vegan-Friendly Burger a Hit in Test Markets

Social media analysts say online conversations around the veganizeable burger are three times more positive than about the fast-food chain itself.

Wendy’s vegan-friendly Black Bean Burger—introduced first in 2015 to two locations in Ohio, then to select markets in Utah and South Carolina earlier this year—is reportedly being well-received, according to social media data. TickerTags, a website that tracks social media engagement to identify opportunities for public stock growth, has found that conversations around the easily-made-vegan fast-food option to be extremely positive—as much as three times as positive as conversations about Wendy’s in general, reports Benzinga. The burger’s vegan black-bean patty—made with peppers, grains, corn, carrots, and a blend of spices—is prepared separately from meat options, served on a vegan multigrain bun (which is toasted in a common toaster with buns that contain egg and milk), and can be ordered without animal ingredients by omitting the pepper jack cheese and parmesan-ranch sauce.

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Muay Thai Fighter to Open Vegan Bakery in NYC

Vegan chef Watt Sriboonruang's Rawsome Bakery will land on Orchard Street in Manhattan—further veganizing a street occupied by vegan apparel company MooShoes and vegan store Orchard Grocer.
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Vegan Brand Breaks Indiegogo's Crowdfunding Record

Vegan meal shake startup Bear Brands raised more than $65,000 from 250 backers in the first day of its crowdfunding campaign.
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Playboy Playmate Amanda Cerny is Vegan

The former Playmate and current YouTube comedian confirms that she would never promote beef jerky to her 19 million social media followers because she is vegan.
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Luxe Department Stores Launch Decadent Vegan Menu

Harvey Nichols stores across the UK now serve upscale vegan dishes and wines at its seven locations.
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Mosa Meat to Debut Slaughter-Free Meat by 2020

The European company that made the first lab-grown hamburger—for a cost of $325,000—will soon debut on menus at upscale restaurants.
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This Week on VegNews TV: The secret to these delightful sweet treats is white beans! Aylin Erman shows you how to make these simple blondies.

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