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Not so Impossible! The plant-powered burger comes to Cornell

12 March 2018

Looking for a meaty burger without the meat? The 100% plant-based Impossible Burger is coming soon to two Cornell Dining eateries on campus. It's all part of our commitment to the "Menus of Change" principles of healthy, sustainable eating!

The Impossible BurgerWe hear from many of our guests that they appreciate our efforts to serve fewer red-meat-based meals, and with 0% cow in the amazing Impossible Burger, we've all got another choice when we want to eat less (or no) meat in our meals on campus. Even better: compared to cows, producing the Impossible Burger uses 95% less land, 74% less water, and creates 87% less greenhouse gas emissions.

Even without the beef, the Impossible Burger manages to be hearty, juicy, satisfying, and yes, downright meaty! We're looking at it as a way to enjoy a good old-fashioned burger that's more sustainable because it's made from plants.

Beginning March 19, the Impossible Burger will be available alongside the Pub Burger at the Ivy Room in Willard Straight Hall, served with lettuce and tomato on a brioche bun with our delicious curly fries and a pickle! And à la carte with your choice of toppings at Trillium in Kennedy Hall on the Ag Quad.

About Cornell Dining

Cornell Dining is consistently ranked in the Princeton Review's top ten for best campus food among all colleges and universities in the country. That high rating comes from customer surveys, and reflects Cornell Dining's commitment to serving high-quality foods that are healthy and creatively prepared with genuine care for a diverse community. Cornell Dining operates 29 on-campus eateries -- which include all-you-care-to-eat dining rooms, cafés, coffee houses, food courts, and convenience stores -- and serves more than 26,000 meals a day to members of the Cornell community. For more information, visit

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