KANSAS CITY, MO. — Restaurants are expanding plant-based options as consumers seek more alternatives to meat and dairy products. The beef substitutes produced by Beyond Meat and Impossible Foods also are included in new dishes at many restaurant chains.

Veggie Grill, a regional restaurant chain with 37 locations, has rolled out a new menu of plant-based salads, sandwiches, burgers and bowls.

“Our passion is to help people begin, advance and embrace their conscious food journey, and empower them to make the world better one plant-based meal at a time,” said T.K. Pillan, founder and executive chairman of Los Angeles-based Veggie Grill. “Veggie Grill strives to deliver the best the plant-based world has to offer in familiar and accessible menu items. Food can help us heal the planet while also leading to a healthier and kinder future. There has never been a better or more important time to lean into plant-based eating.”

The slideshow also covers a variety of other recently added meat options on foodservice menus.