Starting on Monday October 2, the ‘Impossible Burger’, a veggie burger famous for imitating beef, will be available all Pittsburgh Burgatory locations!
The Impossible Burger is an entirely plant-based burger, and has become well-known in the burger world because it looks, cooks, smells, tastes, and even ‘bleeds’ like real ground beef.
The burger has enjoyed a cult following from both meat and veggie lovers since it was first introduced in 2016 by David Chang at Momofuku Nishi in New York City.
Even the biggest burger fans say they can’t believe it isn’t real meat.
A Stanford University biochemist developed the burger with the goal to develop a more sustainable food source that’s better for the planet. Compared pound-for-pound to beef, the Impossible Burger uses 95% less land, 74% less water and creates 87% less greenhouse gas emissions.
The burger uses Heme, a molecule found in all living things, to give the patties their unmistakably meaty flavor. Impossible Foods extracts heme from plants, and then reproduces it in a lab using fermentation. Impossible Foods, the company that produces the burger, solely distributes the “meat” to restaurants across the United States. Currently, fewer than 40 restaurants around the world carry the burger, and it cannot be purchased retail, or online.
Burgatory’s Impossible Burger will be topped with American Cheese, Roasted Garlic Mayo, Shredded Lettuce and Crunchy Dill Pickles.
The burger will be available each day while supplies last at all Burgatory locations, including Fox Chapel, Robinson, Waterfront, Murrysville, North Shore and McCandless Crossing.
Burgatory (various locations)