Beyond Meat Inc., based in El Segundo, announced Jan. 2 it linked with CKE Restaurant Holdings Inc., the parent company of fast-food chain Carl’s Jr., to offer meatless burgers at 1,000 Carl’s Jr. restaurants nationwide.

“We know people are looking for options – in fact, roughly one-third of consumers identify as flexitarians – and we’re thrilled to partner with Beyond Meat to bring more delicious, irresistible flavors to our menu,” said CKE Restaurants Chief Executive Jason Marker. in a statement. “The new Beyond Famous Star is a true industry game changer, and we’re proud to add it to our roster.”

The 100 percent plant-based patty will retail for $6.29 at participating restaurants.

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