The introduction of plant-based dishes at Burger King helped push a profit boost for the fast food giant’s owner in its quarterly earnings report.
Restaurant Brands International Inc saw its shares increase 42% this year, with sales at its largest business Burger King rising 3.6% in the second quarter.
Burger King was one of the first chains to venture into the vegan sector, partnering with Impossible Foods to launch vegan burger, the Impossible Whopper, this April in 59 stores in and around St. Louis.
The new plant-based menu addition is expected to shortly be rolled out across the rest of the country.
Restaurant Brands, which also owns coffee-and-donut chain Tim Hortons and fast-food restaurant chain Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen, said Burger King was seeing strength outside of the United States, particularly in China, India, Brazil and Spain.
Tim Hortons also serves breakfast sandwiches made with faux-meat burger maker Beyond Meat Inc’s Beyond Sausage in Canada.
Restaurant Brands, which has over 26,000 restaurants globally, said in May it plans to expand all three of its brands to more than 40,000 restaurants globally in the next eight to ten years, making it one of the largest restaurant companies in the world.