9 U.S. Restaurant Chains That Serve the Vegan Beyond Burger

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Updated May 17, 2019. Craving a big, juicy burger? The Beyond Burger, an incredibly meat-like vegan patty, is made to satisfy those cravings. The burger is said to look, cook, taste, and mimic the texture of a beef patty. Due to its unique blend of plant-based ingredients, including pea protein, potato starch and coconut oil, the burger has a massive fan base of both vegans and self-proclaimed carnivores.

The Beyond Burger is the first plant-based meat to be sold in the supermarket meat section, revolutionizing grocery shelves when it debuted in 2016. The burgers are widely distributed in markets across the U.S., but the company has also partnered with over 2,000 restaurants who create their own renditions of the classic hamburger using this plant-based patty.

The El Segundo, California-based startup has also partnered with multiple restaurants to offer other products from its range. It’s now possible to enjoy tacos, breakfast muffins, and hot dogs, thanks to the company branching out from its Beyond Burger.

From national chains to independent franchises, find out where you can sink your teeth into a restaurant-quality Beyond Burger across the U.S.

U.S. Restaurant Chains That Serve the Beyond Burger

1. Next Level Burger

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The Next Level Beyond Burger is fully loaded

What was first a quaint Oregon eatery is now a successful burger chain, no doubt thanks to the addition of the Beyond Burger. The menu offers a range of unique burgers, all which can include the Beyond Burger. The Classic includes tomato, onion, lettuce, pickles, ketchup, mustard, and egg-free mayo on an organic whole wheat bun. However, you can also modify with extras, such as tempeh bacon, mushrooms, roasted garlic, guacamole, jalapenos, and avocado. Let your imagination go to the “next level.”

Find your nearest location here.

2. Twin Peaks

The Twin Peaks version is still a mile-high burger, even without the cheese and mayo

This sports bar-style restaurant has over 80 locations across the U.S., and the Beyond Burger is available at all of them. Dubbed “The Imposter,” the Twin Peaks version of the Beyond Burger includes pepper jack cheese, arugula, tomato, pickles, caramelized onions, sun-dried tomato mayo, and creole mustard on a whole wheat bun. Skip the cheese and mayo, and you’ve still got a mile-high vegan burger. No need to order a side; it already comes with the restaurant’s signature sweet potato fries!

Find your nearest location here.

3. TGI Fridays

TGI Fridays made the Beyond Burger a permanent menu option after a successful trial in 2017

TGI Fridays serves the Beyond Burger in nearly 500 of its U.S. restaurants. The burger became a permanent item on the menu following a successful two month trial period in 2017. The chain offers the patty with white cheddar, red onions, pickles, lettuce, tomatoes, and Friday’s sauce. Skip the cheese and sauce to keep it vegan, and avoid the gluten-free bun option (it contains dairy). Want more? Order the warm pretzels (no bacon, cheese, or butter) or the seasoned or sweet potato fries.

Find your nearest location here.

4. Veggie Grill

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No need to head to Veggie Grill with a list of modifications – their Beyond Burger is already free from animal products

Looking for a safe space where you don’t have to worry about requesting vegan-friendly modifications? Veggie Grill is your haven. With thirty locations across the U.S. (and rapidly expanding), all Veggie Grill Beyond Burgers are free from animals. The VG Beyond Burger is topped with vegan American cheese, grilled onions, house-made sauce, tomato, and lettuce, all nestled between two sesame buns. Finish off your meal with a thick square of Veggie Grill’s classic carrot cake with sweet vegan cream cheese icing.

Find your nearest location here.

5. Epic Burger

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Diners can add avocado to Epic Burger’s version

For those living or visiting the “windy city” of Chicago, stop by one of the eight Epic Burger locations for your vegan burger fix. The Beyond Burger is served simply with raw or grilled onions, lettuce, tomato, pickles, and epic sauce. Add avocado for a slight charge. Round out your meal with sea salt fries, sweet potato fries, or a simple salad.

Find your nearest location here.

6. BurgerFi

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BurgerFi will replace the bun for lettuce for those looking for a gluten free option

This national fast-casual burger chain offers the Beyond Burger in all 100 of its locations. The standard menu option features the Beyond Burger topped with ketchup, mayonnaise, mustard, pickles, onions,  tomatoes, and American cheese – be sure to order without the mayo and cheese. Instead, try adding grilled mushrooms, relish, or jalapenos if you’re craving more toppings. You can also order your burger in a lettuce leaf to make the meal gluten-free. Don’t forget a side of hand-cut fries!

Find your nearest location here.

7. Bareburger

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Try any one of the internationally inspired burgers that use the Beyond Meat patty at Bareburger

Hello, vegan options! Bareburger, a national burger chain with just under 40 locations, allows customers to sub in the Beyond Burger for any of its vegan menu offerings. Try the Thai Chia with vegan American cheese, caramelized onions, wild mushrooms, baby spinach, and 7 spice Thai ketchup; or the Guadalupe with guacamole, pickled red onions, tomatoes, and alfalfa, all sandwiched between a sprouted bun. Don’t leave without ordering one of the vegan milkshakes!

Find your nearest location here.

8. Golden Road Brewing

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Golden Road Brewing offers a great selection of craft beers. Because what goes better with a burger than a cold beer?

Grab a craft beer with your Beyond Burger at one of the three southern California locations of Golden Road Brewing. The Vegan Burger features the Beyond Burger topped with vegan American cheese, red onion, tomato, lettuce, and vegan remoulade sauce on a fluffy vegan brioche bun. You can also add a vegan egg or sub the vegan patty for any of the other burger creations. Accompany your burger with the giant vegan pub pretzel.

 Find your nearest location here.

9. Chelo’s Hometown Bar & Grille

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Chelo’s are leading the way in Rhode Island

Chelo’s is leading the way in Rhode Island by serving up its own version of the Beyond Burger. With eight locations, it is the largest family-owned restaurant chain in the state. No substitutions needed; they offer the Vegan Burger which includes the Beyond patty, caramelized onions, lettuce, tomato, and pickles between two soft vegan hamburger buns.

Find your nearest location here.

10. A&W

A&W is trialing the Beyond Burger in select U.S. locations

The Beyond Burger is such a hit that A&W rolled it out across its 925 Canadian locations last summer.

The chain credited changes such as introducing the Beyond Burger to its menu for its fourth quarter success at the end of last year. Figures published by the company showed that same-store sales grew by nearly 10%.

The U.S. branch of the company is now considering a wider rollout across the country. The burger is only available in the U.S. at selected locations, but the chain confirmed to LIVEKINDLY that it would be discussing an American rollout at its next Board meeting.

For those lucky enough to live in Canada, find the best location here.

11. Hamburger Mary’s

The Beyond Burger is available at all Hamburger Mary’s locations

It may feel wrong to many that a chain with hamburger in its name should offer meatless meat, however in a Facebook post from 2017, the chain’s West Hollywood branch announced it would include the Beyond Burger on its menu. Since then, all of its locations have made the step and now offer the Beyond Burger patty on their menus.

As the website claims, it isn’t a traditional franchise, so although most items should be the same there may be some differentiation between venues. Find your local restaurant here.

12. Showmar’s

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Showmar’s vegan option serves the Beyond Burger in a pita, but they also have a vegetarian burger on the menu

Though not strictly a burger, the Beyond Meat patty is available at Showmar’s. The chain offers a less full on rendition to customers in the greater Charlotte area. It serves the burger wrapped in a soft pita with hummus, lettuce and red onion.

Find your nearest here.

13. Luna Grill

Luna Grill can substitute the brioche bun for pita bread, as well as removing the feta and butter to make this delicious option vegan

The Mediterranean restaurant chain added the Beyond Burger to its locations across California and Texas.

As well as its eclectic mix of vegan sides, which range from hummus to quinoa tabbouleh, the vegetarian Beyond Burger can be made vegan by removing the spicy feta, switching the brioche bun for pita, and requesting no butter. It includes standard burger toppings such as grilled onions, lettuce and tomato.

Find the nearest Luna Grill here.

14. Cody’s Original Roadhouse – Florida

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The Beyond Burger is the only vegetarian option, but the cheese can be removed to make it vegan

Cody’s Original Roadhouse puts an emphasis on serving “Just Plain Good Food”. According to the chain’s website it was founded in 1994 as a “throwback to the comfortable family eateries that grew by the side of the road before the great highway expansion of the late 50’s.”

The Beyond Meat Burger is the only vegetarian option on Cody’s burger menu. Though the menu option includes provolone cheese, this can be removed to make the burger vegan. With 13 principal locations across Florida, it shouldn’t be difficult to find one nearby to stop off at!

Cody’s Original Roadhouse locations can be found here.

15. Tipsy Turtle – Pennsylvania

The combinations and substitutions are endless for the Beyond Burger at Tipsy Turtle!

Though smaller than some of the other in the list, Tipsy Turtle is one business paving the way in the Keystone State. With just three branches, diners may not expect a huge variety of vegan options available, however, this isn’t the case.

Not only do they serve the vegan Beyond Burger, but diners can also enjoy a vegan version of their Turtle Bites. Made from soy and pea protein, the bites can be paired with any of the numerous vegan wing sauces.

The restaurant website also lists vegetarian options that can be made vegan-friendly, and the modifications required, so diners can arrive fully prepared to order their favorites.

Find the exact locations here.

16. Black Bear Diner

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Black Bear Diner serves the Beyond Burger across its 130 locations

Over 130 locations in 13 different states mean diners have plenty of choice of where to find a Black Bear Diner.

As with the other burgers on the menu, the Beyond Burger comes with a choice of sides, the vegan options including fries, sweet potato fries and green salad. Simply order the burger without the brioche bun, mayonnaise and Thousand Island dressing.

Find your nearest location here.

17. Carl’s Junior

Carl’s Jr serve the Beyond Burger with traditional burger toppings

Introduced to the menu in January, Carl’s Junior represented the first U.S. fast-food debut for the Beyond Meat Burger.   

The patty perfectly stands up to the Carl’s Jr charbroil, and makes a great addition to the menu in the Beyond Famous Star Burger. Though served with dairy cheese, this can be removed along with the mayonnaise included to make it vegan-friendly.  

The burger is also served with onions, lettuce, tomato and dill pickle. Find the nearest restaurant here.

18. Disney Theme Parks

The Beyond Burger is available at select Disney locations, for those who know where to look

Though not widespread across all Disney locations, a select few restaurants seem to be knowledgeable about the meatless patty and are happy to substitute it in. Disney seems hesitant to label the burger as the Beyond Burger, with many locations including it on their menus under the name “Vegan Burger” or “Vegetarian Burger.”

The blog Vegan Disney World reports that the Beyond Burger is available at The Geyser Point Bar & Grill, as well as at the Roaring Fork. The blog also reports that, although the bun has been altered and now includes honey, the Beyond Burger patty is also available at Liberty Inn. All three are found at the Orlando Disney World Resort.

19. Del Taco

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Del Taco doesn’t serve the Beyond Burger, but you can find the Beyond Beef, which can be substituted into any of the menu options

Del Taco recently announced it would be including Beyond Meat Ground Beef, rather than the Beyond Burger across its restaurants, meaning any item on the menu can be made vegan. The launch follows a trial of the Beyond Tacos food option at five locations in Los Angeles, Orange, and San Bernardino counties as well as a “big chunk” of San Diego County, Daily News says. The partnership marks the first time the meatless crumble has been offered by a restaurant.

Del Taco will offer two dedicated options for its Beyond Meat dishes. The vegan Beyond Avocado Taco features Beyond Meat crumbles layered with crisp lettuce, diced tomatoes, and hand-sliced avocado in a crispy corn shell or soft tortilla. The vegetarian Beyond Taco serves the meatless crumbles with dairy cheese instead of avocado.

Customers have the option of swapping out animal-based meat in favor of the Beyond Meat crumbles in any of the restaurant’s existing dishes including burritos, fries, and nachos.

Find your nearest location here.

Beyond Meat are partnering with new locations more and more frequently, as well as expanding their offerings in restaurants, so keep an eye out at restaurants near you. You never know where it may appear next!