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Detroit White Castles Are Now Slinging Bleeding, Meatless Impossible Burgers

Plus, Beyond Juicery is expanding

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Brenna Houck is a Cities Manager for the Eater network. She previously edited Eater Detroit and reported for Eater. You can follow her on the internet at @brennahouck.

Bleeding veggie burgers are now at White Castle

Customers at Detroit area White Castles can now order a meatless Impossible Burger. The steamed slider chain added the patties to menus nationwide today — expanding beyond its prior test at locations in New York, New Jersey, and Chicago earlier this year. Impossible Burgers and their competitor the Beyond Burger have been popping up on menus around town for quite some time now, but the release from the major chain is a significant step. Impossible Burgers are designed to mimic the flavor and texture of meat; they are made predominantly from wheat protein and potato. A plant-derived compound called heme that’s also found in beef gives the burgers their “bleeding” quality. As for the White Castle burger, Eater critic Ryan Sutton called it “one of the country’s best fast-food burgers, period.”

Juice bar expansion

Healthy eating empire Beyond Juicery + Eatery is expanding to yet another location in metro Detroit. The Southeast Michigan chain is set to drop another outpost in Grosse Pointe Woods this fall.

New confirmed case of hepatitis A at metro Detroit restaurant

A worker at another metro Detroit restaurant has been diagnosed with hepatitis A. The employee worked at the Omelette & Waffle Cafe in Plymouth, but according to authorities they were not a food handler. The restaurant voluntarily closed Tuesday for cleaning and health officials are urging patrons who visited the business between August 17 and September 4 to get vaccinated by September 18. The news comes amid an ongoing epidemic of hepatitis A in the region.

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