The Fast Food World Just Announced a New Menu Item That Will Blow Vegans' Minds

The Fast Food World Just Announced a New Menu Item That Will Blow Vegans' Minds

Del Taco fans, meet meat-free Beyond Meat.

Del Taco Beyond Meat

That feeling when an old standby of the fast food world joins the ranks of food pioneers and celeb diet trends...

Oh yes, Meatless Mondays (not to mention late-night drive-through runs with the munchies) just got way more exciting thanks to a groundbreaking new partnership between a national fast food giant and a fast-growing vegan startup: Mexican quick-service restaurant Del Taco just announced that Beyond Meat's plant-based ground "beef" is on the menu beginning April 25. Everywhere.

Indeed, the meat alternative was received so well — and generated huge, supportive buzz — in a Southern California pilot test that it's now being rolled out at all 580 locations around the country.

On all Del Taco menus, you'll find Beyond Meat crumbles in two hard-shell vegetarian tacos with lettuce, tomato and your choice of avocado or cheddar cheese.

Del Taco's development follows news that Burger King has enlisted Beyond Meat's biggest competitor Impossible Foods for a vegan Impossible Whopper.

Next up: Impossible Foods tackles plant-based steak.

Here's where celebs go to get their fast-food fixes — and what they order:

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