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"Burger fans prayed. Burger gods listened. The #impossiblewhopper will roll out to 7,200 @BurgerKing restaurants nationwide at the end of 2019," tweeted Rachel Konrad, a spokeswoman for Impossible Foods.
Burger King restaurants in the St. Louis area began selling the Impossible Whopper earlier this month. The plant-based patties are designed to look and taste similar to those made from meat. The Impossible Whopper will include the same bun, cheese and condiments as a regular Whopper.
"This is a significant moment for Impossible Foods, whose mission is to eliminate the need for animals as a food-production technology," Konrad said. "We are scaling up quickly to meet scorching demand for the Impossible Burger."
First published April 29 at 1:54 p.m. PT.
Update, 2:51 p.m.: Adds comment from Impossible Burger.
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