Jan 13, 2021
Beyond Meat serving free plant-based breakfast at these restaurants across the country
This news has been received from: FOX News
All trademarks, copyrights, videos, photos and logos are owned by respective news sources. News stories, videos and live streams are from trusted sources.
Beyond Meat is making the most important meal of the day free — and meatless.
The plant-based meat company, known for its beefless burgers, will serve up free breakfast sandwiches made with its meatless sausage patties for a limited time on Thursday Jan. 14 at local restaurant chains across the country.
Beyond Breakfast Sausage sandwich. (Beyond Meat).
Restaurants in cities including Austin, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, New York, Seattle and San Francisco will cook up their own iteration of a meatless breakfast sandwich.
Eaters can now book a time slot to try one at a location nearby via the reservation website Resy, and can pick up their free meal between 8 a.m. and 11 a.m.
MCDONALD’S ALL DAY BREAKFAST MAY BE GONE FOR GOOD
The plant-based food category continues to grow in mainstream restaurants and fast food chains with the likes of Burger King, White Castle, Del Taco and KFC embracing meatless menu items. And Beyond Meat in particular seems to be focusing more on breakfast. The company teamed up with Dunkin last year to serve a Beyond Sausage Egg and Cheese, and Starbucks also expanded its breakfast menu to include a Beyond Meat egg breakfast sandwich.
What's more, the country's biggest meat company, Tyson, launched its Jimmy Dean-brand plant-based patty, included with store-bought Jimmy Dean croissant sandwiches last week, joining the competition in the meatless breakfast category.
The demand for breakfast seems to be higher than ever during the pandemic. When McDonald’s stopped serving its all-day breakfast menu in March, eaters complained about the change on social media.
CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP
Want to know where you can score a free plant-based breakfast on Jan. 14? Here’s a full list of restaurants serving up the Beyond Meat menu item:
- Austin: Brunch Bird is offering its Farmer John sandwich.
- Chicago: Yolk locations are offering their Beyond Skillet.
- Dallas: Love Burger Shack is offering its Beyond Breakfast Sausage Sandwich.
- Los Angeles: Hilltop Coffee & Kitchen locations are offering their Beyond Bangin Breakfast Sandwich; Cafe Organix is serving its Breakfast Burger.
- New York: Gregorys Coffee is offering its Vegan Deluxe; P.S. Kitchen is offering its Beyond Breakfast Sandwich.
- San Antonio: Earth Burger is offering its Breakfast Warp.
- San Francisco: Craftsman & Wolves is offering its Breakfast Sandwich.
- Seattle: Anchorhead Coffee is offering its Beyond Cheddar Biscuit Sandwich.
- Washington, DC: PLNT Burger locations are offering the PLNT Egg Sammy.
News Source: FOX News
Tags: security innovation computers video games military tech careers security innovation computers video games military tech careers breakfast sandwich across the country breakfast sandwich the plant based breakfast menu day breakfast san francisco its breakfast meat company serving beyond meat seems to be los angeles
Swiss to lift freeze on millions linked to ex-Tunisia leader
GENEVA (AP) — Swiss authorities are preparing to lift a freeze on tens of millions of dollars’ worth of assets linked to former Tunisian President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, a decade after the longtime autocrat was driven from power in an uprising that set off the so-called “Arab Spring” movement.
The release that could benefit relatives of Ben Ali, who fled with his family to Saudi Arabia in 2011 and died in 2019, has drawn the fury of advocacy groups in Tunisia who say the stash in Swiss banks should go to the Tunisian people.
The assets, totaling 60 million Swiss francs at the time (about $67 million today), were frozen for a maximum of 10 years as part of a Swiss government order that targeted the funds of Ben Ali and nearly 50 of his relatives.
The value of the assets has changed over time based on exchange rates, investment and other factors, the Swiss Department of Foreign Affairs said.
The department said Swiss authorities repeatedly reached out to Tunisian counterparts before the expiration of the freeze at midnight from Monday to Tuesday.
Many of the assets faced two levels of freeze — one under the federal 10-year order, and another based on pending criminal proceedings and judicial cooperation agreements, the department said.
A coalition of non-governmental organizations appealed to Tunisian President Kais Saied seeking an extension of the freeze.
Ben Ali, who served as president for more than 23 years, fled with his family to Saudi Arabia after mass protests erupted across the north African country — partly out of anger over systemic state corruption and the large wealth that his inner circle had accumulated.
He was survived by his wife, Leila Trabelsi, and children.
Global Finance Integrity, a U.S.-based think tank that tracks illicit financial flows, has estimated that Ben Ali’s total wealth could amount to roughly $9 billion in countries including Canada, Saudi Arabia and Switzerland.
Calls for the return of the assets have risen as Tunisia’s economic crisis has deepened. Economic output shrank 9% last year, while unemployment levels and attempts by Tunisians to migrate by sea to Europe have soared.
“These are ill-gotten goods which have to be relocated to Tunisia and be invested in the Tunisian economy” said Khayem Chemli of the international legal aid group Avocats Sans Frontieres, or Lawyers Without Borders.
Tunisian politician Abdellatif El Mekki wrote on Facebook: “Most importantly, it’s a cause of national honour.”
In a press release, the Tunisian presidency said Saied had raised the issue in meetings with Prime Minister Zichem Mechichi and the governor of Tunisia’s Central Bank with the view of restoring assets “looted” by the old guard — but gave no further details.
Ebel reported from Tunis, Tunisia. Bouazza ben Bouazza in Tunis contributed to this report.
Copyright © 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.