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Vegan Dreams Come True as Disney Parks Partner With Impossible Meats

Plus, Shake Shack is facing slower sales, and more news to start your day

A meatball sub made with Impossible Meat, stamped with a mickey mouse head
Impossible meatball sub
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It’s part of the company’s attempt to make vegan options more available

Disney and Impossible Foods have reportedly partnered to make the meat substitute available throughout the Walt Disney World Resort, Disneyland Resort, and the Disney Cruise Line. Last year, Disney announced a plan to introduce vegan options to 602 eateries across its parks. Impossible is already being served as a burger at Burger King nationwide, but as CNN points out, it can also be made into other foods like chili or lasagna.

Disney will reveal three new Impossible-based menu items at the Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival—the Petite Impossible Burger with guacamole and pepper jack cheese, Impossible Cheeseburger macaroni and cheese, and an Impossible Meatball sub sandwich. It’s hard to overstate what a huge partnership this is for Impossible, and how many more people will likely try plant-based meat because of it. One day, the trend may slow down, but it certainly doesn’t look like that’ll be any time soon.

And in other news...

  • Shake Shack’s sales have been declining, partially because of its exclusive partnership with Grubhub. So it’s trying to lure back customers with plant-based foods and fried chicken. [NRN]
  • The heiress to the Hot Pockets fortune is facing sentencing in the college admissions scandal. [Yahoo]
  • Pepsi is buying Be & Cheery, a Chinese snack company that specializes in nuts and dried fruit. [CNN]
  • A Florida couple says they were served donuts in bloody packaging, which is a great reminder that food service employees shouldn’t be expected to work through injuries. [Local10]
  • According to some chefs, you shouldn’t order tempura at a sushi restaurant. [Insider]
  • This woman tried making Mike Bloomberg’s meatball recipe and it made no sense. [Everywhereist]
  • The New York Times is all about banquets. First, when abundant banquets are used as centerpieces for photo shoots, where does the food go? [NY Times]
  • Second, why are banquets even a thing anyway? [NY Times]
  • Florence Pugh made marmalade on her Instagram stories, and now you can buy a t-shirt about it.

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