This Sonic burger blends beef with mushrooms to encourage people to eat less meat. Scientists claim eating less beef could help curb climate change, and in the name of increased sustainability, fast food restaurant chain Sonic Drive-In will be selling a so-called blended burger comprised of beef, 25-30% mushrooms and seasoning.
Served on a brioche bun along with melted American cheese, lettuce, tomato, onions, pickles and mayo, the Sonic burger also contains less calories and fat than their traditional menu items. Described as flavorful and juicy, the blended mushroom burger is still mostly beef and will, therefore, likely appeal to a broader customer base compared to completely vegetarian burger patties. It will also be marketed as a steakhouse-style burger rather than a healthy or environmental alternative.