Burger Lounge Transforms Restaurant into Innovation Test Kitchen – QSR magazine

Burger lovers, prepare to fool your tastebuds with plant-based burgers, sides and dairy-free milkshakes! On Monday, October 19, Angeleno’s can officially rejoice at the launch of Burger Lounge’s Real Food Innovation Kitchen at the Larchmont, Los Angeles restaurant, where the culinary-forward burger company will be testing an array of plant-based options to complement their original grass-fed burgers. 

The Fauna and Flora menu, as part of the new test kitchen, will feature a menu that satisfies the burger cravings of carnivores, flexitarians, vegans, vegetarians and more. Whether you’re in the mood for a juicy cheeseburger with melty organic cheese and crispy bacon, or you want the full, authentic burger experience with none of the animal products, both sides have been given the same culinary and quality Burger Lounge is known for. 

“We love Los Angeles, because much like us, the people who live here really care about where their food comes from. We have always sourced the highest quality grass-fed beef possible and we are putting that same emphasis on sourcing our new plant-based menu, of course with taste and flavor at the forefront.” said J. Dean Loring, co-founder of Burger Lounge. “We are so excited to share with Los Angeles what we have been cooking up behind the scenes.”

The new Fauna and Flora menu at Burger Lounge places equal emphasis on burgers made from responsibly sourced meats and plant-based options. Now, non-meat eaters and replacement meat eaters can enjoy a complete burger experience, down to the vegan fresh-cut French fries and dairy-free milkshakes. The new slate of plant-based options pushes the boundaries on innovation that may just fool your taste buds. 

New menu items include burger builds like the S.O.B. “Son of a Butcher” Burger with choice of Impossible Burger plant-based protein or grass-fed, grass-finished beef, vegan cheddar or Organic American cheese, caramelized onions, pickles and BL 1000 Island; the Keto Cave Dweller with Impossible Burger protein or grass-fed beef, roasted squash, gem lettuce, tomato and BL Vinaigrette served on a cauliflower sandwich thin; and the revitalized Lounge Burger with grass-fed beef or Impossible Burger protein, Organic or vegan cheddar, fresh onion, tomato, gem lettuce, pickles and BL 1000 island. Burgers will all be 1/4 pound. and available as singles and doubles. Those looking for shareable starters and side dishes can choose between items like the Cowboy Fries with choice of Impossible Meat or Texas spiced grass-fed beef, melted Organic or vegan cheddar, caramelized onion and scallions; Dharma Bites with 100 percent plant-based Fonio, the Ancient West African Grain with a slate of BL dipping sauces.

Cashew based dairy-free milkshakes will also be available in strawberry and vanilla. Those who want to stick with traditional can look no further than Burger Lounge’s acclaimed hand-scooped dairy milkshakes.

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