Patties are from v2food, which is also being used in Japan and the Philippines.
Burger King’s 240 South Korean locations are the latest to add plant-based Whoppers to its menu.
The chain’s new “Plant Whopper” comes in two formats: regular for ₩5,900 (US$5.32) and BBQ flavour for ₩7,900 (US$7.12). It earlier teased the move in an online countdown on its official website.
The plant-based patties come from Australian food tech startup v2food, which are made primarily from soy protein and natural flavourings. The chain also uses v2Food’s patties in Japan and the Philippines.
v2Food, which recently closed a US$55 million Series B round, also produces the plant-based Rebel Whopper at Burger King-franchise Hungry Jack’s across Australia, and at Burger King locations in New Zealand.
Photo credit: Burger King Korea/YouTube
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