McDonald’s has said it is to start selling a vegan burger in the UK and Ireland after years of research to perfect it. The “McPlant” burger will be trialled in 10 of their restaurants from late September and go national next year.
The launch lags behind rival fast food chains, such as Greggs with its vegan sausage roll and Burger King with a soy-based Rebel Whopper. However, McDonald’s said it took its time with their vegan option, as they wanted to ensure it met the highest standards.
What is a McPlant?
The McPlant burger will be made up of a patty supplied by Beyond Meat, vegan cheese, mustard, ketchup, onion, pickles, lettuce and tomato in a vegan sesame bun.
The fast food giant spent three years researching and testing different burgers and cheeses. It eventually decided on a slice based on pea protein to try to match the restaurant’s usual … Read more