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62 Conscious QSR Innovations

From Sugarcane-Based Takeout Containers to Meatless Cult Burger Menus

— June 7, 2018 — Lifestyle
These conscious QSR innovations range from sustainability-focused takeout packaging and marketing campaigns to diet-conscious reinterpretations of cult menu items. Standouts include everything from White Castle's meatless burger menu to Sonic's blended patties which fuse together beef and mushrooms for a reduced carbon footprint. This clever move by the fast food chain shows its dedication to sustainable practices and high quality ingredients and re-brands its best-selling products without making them completely meat-free.

Other examples of conscious QSR include Burger King's 'Whopper Neutrality' ad which takes a political stance centering around the issue of net neutrality. An unexpected move by a mainstream fast food brand, the marketing decision shows the company's authentic and transparent approach to its consumer relationships.

More examples to note include Uproot -- a farm-to-table food truck that specializes in locally sourced and convenient eats -- and Pressed Juicery and Mendocino Farms' upcycled pulp burgers which turn food waste into a tasty, meatless meal.
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Ballpark Tofu Sandwiches
Ballpark Tofu Sandwiches
PNC Park Serves Its 'Toasted Tofu' Sandwich on Gluten-Free Bread
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Japanese Farm-to-Table Restaurants
Japanese Farm-to-Table Restaurants
California's 'Locale' Sources Its Fresh Ingredients from Japan
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Politically Charged Burger Ads
Politically Charged Burger Ads
The Whopper Neutrality Ad is a Political Push from Burger King
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Percentage-Based Food Branding
Percentage-Based Food Branding
SimpleFood's Packaging Calls Out the Contents of Each Product
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Mexican QSR Seed Snacks
Mexican QSR Seed Snacks
BIGS is Creating Seasoned Sunflower Seeds Inspired by Taco Bell
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Meatless Fast Food Burgers
Meatless Fast Food Burgers
White Castle is Modernizing its Menu With the 'Impossible Slider'
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Hard Candy-Flavored Frozen Yogurts
Hard Candy-Flavored Frozen Yogurts
Orange Leaf Launched Jolly Ranchers-Inspired Dairy-Free Treats
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Plant-Based Pulled Pork Burgers
Plant-Based Pulled Pork Burgers
Soul Burger's Pulled Pork BBQ Burger is Made with Jackfruit
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Plant-Powered Pizza Menus
Plant-Powered Pizza Menus
Parkway Pizza and The Herbivorous Butcher Created a Vegan Pizza Menu
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Vegetarian Comfort Food Diners
Vegetarian Comfort Food Diners
Mythology Diner Boasts Robust Menus for Brunch and Dinner
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Meatless Chicken Bowls
Meatless Chicken Bowls
The Vegetarian General Tso by Wok Box Features YamChops' Meatless Chicken
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Greek-Inspired QSR Meals
Greek-Inspired QSR Meals
The New Arby's Greek Gyro Menu is Packed with Options for Everyone
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Farm-to-Table Berry Desserts
Farm-to-Table Berry Desserts
Royal Dinette's Red and White Dessert Celebrates Canadian Colors
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Market Fresh Sandwich Offerings
Market Fresh Sandwich Offerings
Arby's Has Added Three Fresh Offerings to Its Summer Menu
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Farm-to-Table Airline Food
Farm-to-Table Airline Food
Qatar Airways' In-Flight Offerings Include a Fresh Seasonal Menu
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Organic QSR Meal Milks
Organic QSR Meal Milks
The Arla McDonald's Happy Meal Organic Milk Bottles will Launch in the UK
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Vegan Oat Milks
Vegan Oat Milks
Starbucks is Adding a Dairy-Free Oat Milk to Its Menu
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Vegan Vitamin Burgers
Vegan Vitamin Burgers
Moving Mountains Foods' 'B12 Burger' is Enriched with Vitamin B12
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Sustainable Lab-Grown Poultry
Sustainable Lab-Grown Poultry
The Memphis Meats Lab-Grown Chicken was Unveiled in Two Dishes
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Sugarcane-Based Takeout Bowls
Sugarcane-Based Takeout Bowls
Zao Asian Café's Eco Bowl Can Be Used for Dining in or Takeout
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Matcha Donut Collections
Matcha Donut Collections
Mister Donut and Gion Tusjiri Teamed Up for a Line of Matcha Donuts
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Fast Food Spinach Smoothies
Fast Food Spinach Smoothies
Crussh Juice Bars' Green Protein Power Smoothie is Made with Greens
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Fully Vegan Cafes
Fully Vegan Cafes
The Menu at This London-Located Vegan Coffee Shop is Completely Dairy-Free
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Artisan-Inspired Croissant Pizzas
Artisan-Inspired Croissant Pizzas
The Starbucks Croissant Crust Pizzas are Available in Australia
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Tropical Fast Casual Salads
Tropical Fast Casual Salads
Qdoba is Offering a Sweet Chicken Mango Salad for Summer 2018
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Beetroot Falafel Burgers
Beetroot Falafel Burgers
The 'Beetnik' is Byron's First Vegan-Friendly Burger Option
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Family-Friendly Mediterranean Dinners
Family-Friendly Mediterranean Dinners
Zoës Kitchen is Offering 3 New Mediterranean Family Dinners
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Plant-Based Liqueur Pop-Ups
Plant-Based Liqueur Pop-Ups
The Vegan Treat Stop by Baileys Almande Pairs Alcohol and Sweets
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Holistic Restaurant Concepts
Holistic Restaurant Concepts
Sydney's Clean Treats Factory is Described as a "Culinary Day Spa"
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Upcycled Pulp Burgers
Upcycled Pulp Burgers
Pressed Juicery and Mendocino Farms Make Vegetable Patties from Juice Pulp
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Farm-to-Table Cafeteria Trucks
Farm-to-Table Cafeteria Trucks
Uproot is Bringing Locally Sourced Meals to High School Students
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Retro Vegan Burger Bars
Retro Vegan Burger Bars
Flower Burger Sets Itself Apart as "Italy's First Gourmet Veganburgheria"
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Vegan Burger-Centric Eateries
Vegan Burger-Centric Eateries
Monty's Good Burger Was Inspired by the Impossible Burger
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Extra Protein Power Bowls
Extra Protein Power Bowls
El Pollo Loco's New Double Protein Avocado Bowls Help Fuel Long Days
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Topical Superfood Breakfast Bowls
Topical Superfood Breakfast Bowls
Nékter Juice Bar's New Superfood Bowl is Made with Graviola
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Low-Cost Vegetarian Meals
Low-Cost Vegetarian Meals
The New Qdoba Vegetarian Menu is Competitively Priced and Healthy
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Healthy Alternative Comfort Foods
Healthy Alternative Comfort Foods
Toronto's Parka Food Co. Gives Favorite Foods a Gourmet Makeover
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Ethical Imitation Shrimp
Ethical Imitation Shrimp
New Wave Foods Creates 100% Plant-Based Shrimp
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Food Waste-Repurposing Pop-Ups
Food Waste-Repurposing Pop-Ups
Dan Barber's WastED Pop-Up is Set to Debut in London
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Health-Conscious Restaurant Interiors
Health-Conscious Restaurant Interiors
Savvy Studio Focus on Nature & Urban Dynamics for its Design
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On-the-Go Granola Bowls
On-the-Go Granola Bowls
Rush Bowls Assembles Nutritious Fruit Bowls for Any Time of the Day
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Mushroom-Blended Burgers
Mushroom-Blended Burgers
The Sonic Burger Blends Mushrooms and Beef for a Smaller Carbon Footprint
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STEM Family Dining
STEM Family Dining
Sue's Tech Kitchen is a Tech-Focused, Family-Friendly Dining Experience
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Rescued Food Restaurants
Rescued Food Restaurants
The Newly Opened Rice Bar Turns Food Waste into Delicious Creations
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Resolution-Inspired Juices
Resolution-Inspired Juices
For a Limited Time, Nékter Juice Bar Will Be Offering New Year Drinks
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Vegan Fast Food Pop-Ups
Vegan Fast Food Pop-Ups
London's 'Pure Filth' Pop-Up Shares Healthy Plant-Based Fast Food
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Colorful Tapioca Crepes
Colorful Tapioca Crepes
NYC's Market Ipanema Colors Its Crepes with Vegetable and Fruit Juice
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Wheat Straw Takeout Containers
Wheat Straw Takeout Containers
La Tour's New Containers Can Be Used for Dining In or Takeout
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Halloween Bug Burgers
Halloween Bug Burgers
Huxtaburger's Bugstaburger Features Ant Mayo, Blue Buns & Roasted Mealworms
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Sparkling Water Dining Events
Sparkling Water Dining Events
S.Pellegrino's 'Itineraries of Taste' is a Dining Series in London
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Sustainably Reimagined Fast Food
Sustainably Reimagined Fast Food
IKEA's SPACE10 Lab Developed "Fast Food of the Future" Concepts
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Vegan Ice Cream Trucks
Vegan Ice Cream Trucks
The Nice Cream Food Truck Offers Dairy-Free Alternative Treats
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Fresh Food Vending Machines
Fresh Food Vending Machines
The Green Moustache Organic Café's Machine Dispenses Clean Vegan Eats
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Weight Loss Drive-Thrus
Weight Loss Drive-Thrus
The Weight Watchers Drive-Thru Serves "Healthy & Happy Meals"
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Fad-Free Food Brands
Fad-Free Food Brands
The New Sano Food Brand is Based Entirely in Nutritional Science
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Local Grab-and-Go Markets
Local Grab-and-Go Markets
Public Market and Bakery is a Restaurant-Connected Grab-and-Go Grocer
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Salad Vending Machines
Salad Vending Machines
'Shake Salad' Targets Busy, Health-Conscious Consumers
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Redesigned Fast Food Chains
Redesigned Fast Food Chains
Subway Stores Will Now Feature More Modern and Health-Focused Designs
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In-Store Juice Bars
In-Store Juice Bars
Whole Foods Market Now Features a DIY Fresh Juice Bar by Juicero
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Globally Inspired Salad Jars
Globally Inspired Salad Jars
BOL Foods Makes Grab-and-Go Salads Inspired by International Cuisine
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Fast Food Salad Shops
Fast Food Salad Shops
KFC's K Pro is a Healthy Remix on the Famous Fast Food Restaurant
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Futuristic Food Pop-Ups
Futuristic Food Pop-Ups
IKEA's 'Space10' Lab is Opening a Six Day Food Production Pop-Up
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