ISRAEL - Burger King to Sell Vegan Burgers

Arno Froese

Burger King Israel’s menu will feature a plant-based Whopper, the American fast food giant’s signature hamburger, and vegetarian “chicken” nuggets, the franchise said.

The food items were developed specifically for Burger King Israel by the Israeli startup, “Meat. The End” (MTE), a relative newcomer to the alternative proteins sector, founded in 2020. The startup’s stated mission is to solve the texture aspect of eating plant-based “meat” to make it closer to the real thing. 

MTE uses existing extrusion technology, the process of making a shaped object like a burger patty, and infuses it with proprietary steps throughout the production line to produce a texturized protein ingredient (TPI) or textured vegetable protein (TVP), the buildings blocks of plant-based burgers. The result is a soy-based product that “looks a little bit like Corn Flakes…and that is the texturized soy protein, the chunks that make up the body of the burger,” Mishor explained.

The Israeli company’s plant-based Whopper and nuggets, dubbed “Veggie Kings,” will first become available at a Burger King pop-up branch at Dizengoff Center in Tel Aviv. The pilot will last a week, after which the items will be on menus at the franchise’s nine stores across Israel’s Gush Dan region., 24 October 2022

Arno's Commentary

Israel’s already rich Mediterranean cuisine has successfully achieved a meat-like taste derived from vegetables.

Today, an increasing number of people worldwide are refusing to eat animal products. Why? Most respondents cite health reasons as well as “saving the planet.”

What is our take? The planet doesn’t need to be saved nor any country, but individual souls from the almost 8 billion people on planet earth. Many more need to be added to the body of Christ, to His Church, to the spiritual temple of God. We pray that the fullness of the Gentiles may soon come in so, as the Bible says, “all Israel shall be saved.”

Arno Froese is the executive director of Midnight Call Ministries and editor-in-chief of the acclaimed prophetic magazines Midnight Call and News From Israel. He has authored a number of well-received books, and has sponsored many prophecy conferences in the U.S., Canada, and Israel. His extensive travels have contributed to his keen insight into Bible prophecy, as he sees it from an international perspective.

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