Kellogg's MorningStar Farms brand announces launch of Mediterranean Chickpea Veggie Burger, available in packages of four patties

BATTLE CREEK, Michigan , May 16, 2013 (press release) – With 70 percent less fat than regular ground beef, 110 calories and a good source of protein, this burger arrives just in time for BBQs and summer parties*

This summer, leave the passport and luggage behind. To enjoy the flavors of Greece, simply head outside to grill up the new MorningStar Farms Mediterranean Chickpea Veggie Burger. Packed with hearty chickpeas and flavorful vegetables, this new burger has arrived just in time for grilling season, providing an authentic Greek taste that will add unique flavor to any barbecue.

"The Mediterranean Chickpea Veggie Burger is a bold addition to the MorningStar Farms' lineup of meatless burgers," said Michael Allen , president of Kellogg Frozen Food. "And with hearty, delicious chickpea recipes gaining popularity, we are excited to be bringing the brand's first chickpea burgers to market, especially as summer grilling kicks off."

From falafel food trucks to sophisticated Greek tapas, Mediterranean food is the new culinary trend. With savory ingredients and spices, 70 percent less fat than regular ground beef* and 10 grams of protein, the new Mediterranean Chickpea Burger takes grilling out to a whole new level. Topped with tzatziki or spicy red pepper hummus in a whole wheat pita, it's sure to be the hit of the summer.

Whether headed to the beach for the day or to a friend's backyard, meat eaters and vegetarians alike can agree on the many delicious ways to enjoy the new Mediterranean Chickpea Veggie Burger. Try out recipes like Mediterranean Gyros or Mediterranean Burgers with Yogurt Lemon Sauce and get grilling.

The MorningStar Farms Mediterranean Chickpea Veggie Burgers come four to a pack and can be found in the frozen food section at local retailers across the country. To locate a retailer closest to you, please visit

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