Chef Spike Mendelsohn and his PLNT Burger team launched new menu items with a VIP tasting earlier this week at PLNT Burger’s location in the Whole Foods in Silver Spring.
Non-profit partners, social media friends and foodies got an exclusive taste of PLNT’s new Beyond sausage ‘hot dogs’ and chili. (Rumors were going around that the chili may be a finalist in a chili cookoff this year.)
Guests also enjoyed noshing on the newest of four burger options added to the menu — a smokey BBQ sauce burger made with Beyond burger meat, topped with dehydrated maple-glazed shitake bacon and onion ‘bloomies’ — and ending their vegan (and kosher!) meal with oat milk soft serve.
Also known for his non-vegan burger franchise Good Stuff Eatery, Mendelsohn told KSM: “There’s room for both, and right now I’m really into offering diverse options. There truly is a movement toward incorporating more plant-based food into peoples’ diets, and I want to be a leader in showing these foods taste just as good.”