WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - The Impossible Burger, a plant-based burger made with soy and potato proteins, is now hard to come by since it has grown in popularity.
The burger, sold by Impossible Foods, is sold in more than 7,000 restaurants. Burger King is the latest restaurant to add it to its menu.
Winnie’s Tavern is only one of many restaurants across the country where the burger is out of stock. The restaurant posted to Facebook recently saying they were officially out of the burger and that it would hopefully be back in stock soon.
Loyal customers who go to Winnie’s Tavern specifically for the burger said they aren’t the happiest about the recent news, but are trying to look on the brighter side of things.
“It’s really disappointing," Chris Martin, a vegan and Winnie’s Tavern customer, said.
“But, in the same token, I think it’s kind of a good thing that it’s catching on so much, that you see national chains like Burger King and Red Robin adopting it,” he said.
Wendy Fincher-Hughes, the owner of Winnie’s Tavern, said she has heard her customers’ complaints.
“Oh they’re a little bit mortified," she said.
She said she trusts they’ll be back once her restaurant restocks.
“They’ll hang with us and as soon as we get it back, they’ll be back,” she said.
Fincher-Hughes said the burger should be back in stock within the next two weeks.