Disney Selects Impossible Burger Over Beyond Meat

Having experimented with name-brand vegetarian, replica meat the last two years, Disney has inked a deal favoring Impossible Burger over Beyond Meat.

It’s a fascinating partnership given Impossible’s well documented supply constraints. However, given my forgettable Beyond Burger at Coronado Springs last July, a texture change-up could be in order and it’s not like Disney is prescribing Impossible product at all hotel and park dining establishments.

The partnership doesn’t necessarily mean that the Impossible Burger will be at all Disney restaurants. “You still have to earn the business,” said Dennis Woodside, president of Impossible Foods. “It’s not a top-down decision by Disney to force every chef to use our product. But there is an endorsement.”

While fake meat does away with animal cholesterol and production is perhaps more environmentally sensitive, it’s not exactly a healthful option and I prefer straight up veggie cuisine, when the mood strikes – such as the delicious EPCOT Coral Reef kabob platter my wife and I each enjoyed last week.

6 thoughts on “Disney Selects Impossible Burger Over Beyond Meat”

  1. Remember when most Disney quick service food was McDonalds. Awful. :) These days, I do appreciate the prominent Starbucks chain outposts. Although bummed only Disney Springs does SBUX app ordering, as the lines are frequently insane. Have had pretty good luck at Animal Kingdom first thing in the AM when the opening crowds are racing to Pandora and Everest.

  2. It’s been a phased roll-out for mobile ordering. Not only are the visitors learning, so are the cast. We had a miserable experience at Animal Kingdom Restaurantosaurus last fall. Probably took three times as long as waiting in line would have, with completely confused and flustered staff.

  3. I’m pretty sure one of the reasons so many people have stopped having kids is because they don’t want to be obligated to visit the nightmare known as Disneyland or Disney World. But I have no way to prove that. I only visit Disney when I want to pay wayyyyy too much money to stand in insane lines.

  4. Ha. Long lines, especially in warmer months can indeed be brutal. However, with FastPass you never wait more than 10 minutes and usually stroll right in. You can book 30 days ahead of time or 60 when staying on-property or an affiliated hotel. So you use that for your three busiest or must-do attractions. So, for example, earlier this month in EPCOT we used one for Soarin’ but waited just a few minutes in the standard queue for the less popular Journey Into Imagination.

  5. Funny. My wife and I have found that not having kids has really cut down on complications associated with going to Disney.

    Of course we only go November to April. Usually January

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