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Have you tried the plant-based Beyond Burger yet? If not, today’s your chance to do it for free. Several restaurants from coast to coast, including Carl’s Jr. and Del Taco, will be giving away free Beyond Burgers (and in some cases, Beyond tacos) all day on Friday, May 3, which the meatless wonder’s parent company is calling Beyond Day.

Clearly, Beyond Meat is serious about being “The Future of Protein” (and edging out their competition, the Impossible Burger, which will be on the regular menu at Burger King locations across the nation by the end of this year). Beyond Meat, whose investors include Leonardo DiCaprio and Bill Gates, is also celebrating being the first plant-based food company to take their IPO public on a major exchange—as of May 2, they’re listed on Nasdaq as BYND, and closed their first day of trading valued at $4 billion.

In addition to giving away samples of their pea protein-based meat substitutes at various restaurants today, you can also get a digital coupon to use for $3 off any Beyond Meat product wherever they’re sold, including Walmart and Target (while supplies last).

The full line of Beyond Meat products includes The Beyond Burger; Beyond Sausage (in Hot Italian and Brat varieties); and Beyond Beef Crumbles in two flavors that could also be off-brand friends of Snow White: Beefy and Feisty—which sounds like the perfect addition to your vegetarian Cinco de Mayo menu!

Beyond Meat Plant-Based Burger Patties at Target (price and availability varies)

Look for these at your local store if you want a taste.
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Download the digital coupon for $3 off any Beyond Meat product, and see a list of retailers near you where you can use it.

Then, check out the full list of participating restaurants where you can score a free Beyond Meat burger or taco below:

Carl’s Jr. – Free Beyond Famous Star with Cheese

Where: All Carl’s Jr. locations (nationwide)
When: Friday May 3, 6 a.m.-close
How: Redeem with the purchase of a medium or large drink. At the register say “Happy Birthday Beyond.” (Ed Note: Will they really make you do this, or is it more of a suggestion, like the “must order in Valyrian” stipulation for the Shake Shack “Game of Thrones” menu? Only one way to find out…)

Del Taco – Free Beyond Taco or Beyond Avocado Taco

Where: Participating Del Taco locations (nationwide)
When: All day Friday, May 3 (12:01 a.m.-11:59 p.m.)
How: Free Beyond Taco or Beyond Avocado Taco in the Del Taco app with any purchase.

Bareburger – Free Beyond Burger

Where: All Bareburger locations (nationwide)
When: Friday, May 3, 3-6 p.m.
How: Redeem with the purchase of a side and a drink. Download the Bareburger app and show the server the app on your phone.

Veggie Grill – Free VG Beyond Burger  

Where: All Veggie Grill locations (West coast & Chicago)
When: Friday, May 3, 2-5 p.m.
How: Redeem with the purchase of a fountain drink. Must be a VG Rewards App member.

Epic Burger – Free Beyond Burger  

Where: All Epic Burger locations (Chicago)
When: Friday, May 3, 4-7 p.m.
How: Redeem with the purchase of a side and a drink. Mention the offer at the register. Any add-ons will be extra.

Prefer to DIY? See how to make the best vegan burger ever.

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