The restaurants were given a supply of the plant-based sausage and given access to marketing tools to help promote their new dishes using the sausage.
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"Diners, some might say, are the heart and soul of mom and pop restaurants. They epitomize 'local' and are often known as a community's beloved and reliable standard," according to a release from Yelp. "It is for those reasons we were excited to partner with Impossible Foods to identify some of America's favorite haunts and help make plant-based a part of everyday fare."
In 2019, Yelp named the Impossible Burger one of the biggest food trends of the year. And since then, interest in plant-based options have continued to grow. According to the company, reviews that include “plant based” have increased 140% in the past two years.
“More and more, we are seeing people make socially conscious decisions when it comes to what they do and what they eat,” according to Yelp.