The Bill Gates vegetarian burger is coming near you

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Just in time for Independence Day, burgers by Beyond Meat, the company that makes faux meat from plants, will be available at fast food chain BurgerFi starting July 3.

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It will launch in eight of BurgerFi's 101 locations — Malibu, New York City, Poughkeepsie, NY; Philadelphia; Coral Springs, Florida; Coral Gables, Florida; and two stores in Delray Beach, Florida — according to The New York Times.

The California-based startup Beyond Meat is selling a burger — made mostly from pea protein, yeast extract, beet juice, and coconut oil — that looks and tastes similar to the real thing. The company has a long line of investors, including Bill Gates.

When I tried the Beyond Burger in May, it sizzled like beef and boasted the same texture as a normal burger. Compared to other store-bought veggie burgers, which usually taste more like cardboard than meat, the Beyond Burger was the best. However, it wouldn't fool me in a blind taste test with a regular burger. continues businessinsider.com