Johnny Rockets Adds Vegan Burgers and Shakes to Menu for a Limited Time
Update (5/11/21): The brioche bun that the burger is served on contains egg and is NOT vegan. Order without a bun for a completely plant-based meal.
Retro-themed burger chain Johnny Rockets just announced its first-ever vegan menu. The new selection includes plant-based versions of the restaurant’s sock-hop classics such as a cheeseburger made with an Impossible Burger and Daiya cheddar slices and dairy-free milkshakes blended with Craig’s Vegan ice cream and topped with non-dairy whipped cream.
For now, the plant-based menu is a limited-time offering. However, the company hopes demand will drive the need to make it permanent. Over 80 Johnny Rockets locations will carry the new vegan items at least until the end of summer.
The chain decided to try out vegan options after its sister brands—Fatburger, Hurricane Grill and Wings, and Elevation Burger—experienced great success introducing plant-based dishes. Andy Wiederhorn, CEO of the Johnny Rockets’ parent company FAT Brands, explained, “The Johnny Rockets environment and menu delivers a piece of nostalgic Americana at locations around the globe. While that will always be the most evident and fun part of the Johnny Rockets experience, we also acknowledge the future, which is plant-based.”
Johnny Rockets teased the big vegan announcement on Instagram beginning on May 1, posting an animated search reading “Johnny Rockets plant-based.” Subsequent posts featured a strawberry milkshake sprouting with the plant emoji and a very obvious fill-in-the-blank word search.
The plant-based menu is available now at participating Johnny Rockets. Visit the chain’s store locator to find one nearest you.
More from VegOut
Sticky Fingers Bakery Now Ships Nationwide
The beloved D.C. bakery is moving toward a fully e-commerce platform.
10 Spots for Vegan Mac and Cheese in NYC
Whether you prefer yours topped with bacon or truffle, these vegan and vegan-friendly restaurants have your mac and cheese needs covered!
Vegan Bodega Opens in Atlanta This Fall
The LA-based all-vegan bodega and neighborhood market, LaRayia’s Bodega, is opening at Ponce City Market this October.
Wilmington, North Carolina Gets Its First Vegan Food Truck
The Hardcore Hippie made its debut this month in Wilmington, North Carolina.
Pure Vegan Cafe Opens Second Location in Raleigh, North Carolina
The juice bar and vegan cafe will host its grand opening on September 23.
Lightlife Foods Debuts National Television Commercial
The popular faux meat brand is stepping it up!
11 Best Vegan Croissants in Los Angeles
These beauties are golden, flaky, and oh-so-buttery!
Our Favorite Vegan Restaurants in Portland
Add these restaurants to the top of your must-try list in the City of Roses!
Anitta Teams up with Burger King to Launch Limited-Edition Vegan Combo Meal
The collaboration stemmed from the fast-food chain’s ban of 120 artificial ingredients from its menu.
Ann Arbor, Michigan Encourages Residents to Adopt Plant-Based Diets
Ann Arbor’s A2Zero Carbon-Neutrality Plan calls for promoting plant-rich diets within the community.
RZA Teams up with Violife to Award Five Black-Owned Restaurants $100K
The new grant program aims to make plant-based eating more accessible, affordable, and delicious in local communities.
Starbucks Is Testing Vegan Whipped Cream at Two Seattle Locations
We’re crossing our fingers it launches nationwide!
Subscribe NowOrder the magazine!