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Burger King's new Impossible Whopper may not be entirely meatless

In this Thursday, April 25, 2019, photo a customer takes his order from the drive through window at a Burger King in Redwood City, Calif. Restaurant Brands International, the parent company of Burger King and Tim Hortons, reports financial results on Mond
In this Thursday, April 25, 2019, photo a customer takes his order from the drive through window at a Burger King in Redwood City, Calif. Restaurant Brands International, the parent company of Burger King and Tim Hortons, reports financial results on Monday, April 29. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
Jeff Chiu, Associated Press

SALT LAKE CITY — For fans of the Burger King’s new Impossible Whopper, it seems impossible to avoid meat.

Burger King’s new meatless burger, which is entirely plant-based, is actually cooked in the same broilers as beef and chicken products from the fast food chain, according to Fox Business.

And Burger King isn’t hiding this fact. On the company’s website, Burger King added an asterisk above the phrase “100% Whopper, 0% beef” to make customers aware of the situation.

The product can not be labeled as a vegan option due to the open kitchen, according to Fox Business.

The new meatless burgers hit Burger King on Thursday.

Flashback: Burger King started testing the vegetarian burger back in the beginning of April in the St. Louis market, according to the Deseret News. Burger sales proved successful so the company decided to expand its reach nationwide.

“The Impossible Whopper test in St. Louis went exceedingly well and as a result there are plans to extend testing into additional markets in the very near future,” the company said in a statement, USA Today reports. “Burger King restaurants in St. Louis are showing encouraging results and Impossible Whopper sales are complementing traditional Whopper purchases.”