Hot dog! Nathan’s Famous food company and restaurant chain announced its first vegan hot dog. The Coney Island hot dog is a partnership with The Meatless Farm and is made of pea protein-based sausage, with Nathan’s famous seasoning blend.

“As plant-based menu items continue to grow in popularity, we are excited to launch the first ever gourmet, plant-based hot dog, a product created not just for our flexitarian, vegetarian, and vegan customers, but all who enjoy a healthier diet,” James Walker, Senior Vice President of Nathan’s Famous Restaurants, said. “We’ve spent a great deal of time perfecting this hot dog and making sure that those who know and love Nathan’s one-of-a-kind flavor, as well as those that might not have tried a Nathan’s hot dog due to diet, can now enjoy an option that fits their lifestyle. We are looking forward to growing a new customer base with this partnership with Meatless Farm and know their high-quality ingredients are the way to deliver what our customers have come to expect of the original Nathan’s Famous hot dog.”

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Right now, customers can purchase vegan hot dogs online, six plant-based hot dogs with buns and mustard, $49.99 for the package. Restaurants will have the vegan hot dog in northeast locations soon, where it retails for $4.99 per hot dog.

Other fast-food restaurants, including Starbucks, Carl’s Jr.,  Pizza HutKFC, and others have added plant-based options to their menus recently.

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