MINNEAPOLIS – Famous Dave’s is partnering with Beyond Meat to launch a test of plant-based protein menu items. The test will roll out in four locations throughout Colorado and one in Minneapolis in July, with the intention of being deployed throughout the restaurant’s network this fall.

Famous Dave’s said it has been experimenting with different recipes and ingredients for months. The Beyond Meat test menu items, which include a BBQ slider, BBQ taco and a BBQ bowl, mark the restaurant’s first time testing plant-based protein options.

“For 25 years, our menu has included meat alternative options,” said Jeff Crivello, CEO. “In listening to our fans, we see tremendous opportunity to cater to their evolving palates and look forward to expanding the menu even further. We remain committed to continued menu innovation and look forward to exploring delicious plant-based options for our guests.”

Other restaurants that have partnered with Beyond Meat include T.G.I. Fridays, BurgerFi, Bareburger, Veggie Grill, Carl’s Jr., A&W and Del Taco.