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Burger King's Impossible Whopper is here, but there are other places to try the newest faux-beef brands in Orlando 

Where's the beef?

Central Florida was finally granted access to the new Impossible Whopper at Burger King in August 2019, but there are plenty of other places to try the newest faux-beef brands – Impossible and Beyond – in Orlando.

Burger 21
Multiple locations,
Burger 21 was one of the first chains to put Impossible's plant-based protein on their menu. Their version of the Impossible Burger is topped with sliced red onion, lettuce and tomato between a toasted brioche bun.

Multiple locations,
This California-style burger chain places a Beyond Burger patty between their signature potato buns and loads it with American cheese, ketchup, mustard, mayo, lettuce, tomato, pickles and onions.

Hot Krust Panini Kitchen
8015 Turkey Lake Road, 407-355-7768,
Try the Impossible Burgerini, sandwiched with lettuce, onions and tomato served HK Style, Buffalo Style, Reuben Style or vegan.

Del Taco
Multiple locations,
Try the two new Beyond Burritos – the Beyond 8-Layer Burrito or Epic Beyond Cali Burrito – filled with Beyond plant-based protein. Beyond crumbles are also offered in a taco, topped with avocado or not.

Pepe's Cantina
Multiple locations,
All three locations can prepare any menu item that calls for ground beef with Beyond "meat." The tacos with purple cabbage, avocado sauce, pickled red onions and cilantro are our favorites.

Multiple locations,
Paul's signature Wahl sauce tops the quarter-pound Impossible Burger patty along with smoked cheddar cheese, lettuce, caramelized onions and chili-spiced tomatoes.

Universal Orlando
Multiple locations,
Theme park guests can find the Impossible Burger at three locations throughout Universal Orlando Resort: Richter's Burger Co. at Universal Studios, Captain American Diner at Islands of Adventure, and Kohola Reef at Volcano Bay.

TGI Fridays
Multiple locations,
Friday's tops their Beyond Burger with Swiss cheese, kosher dill pickles, red onion, tomato and lettuce, and serves it with a pile of crispy seasoned fries.


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