After 3 years of development, McDonalds is launching its first-ever vegan burger in the UK; The McPLant. I know your next question, but don’t worry… this plant-based food launch is truly plant-based (100% vegan).
What is even more exciting is that customers won’t have to pay a premium for their plant-based McDonalds burger. The McPlant will cost the same as a Big Mac; £3.40 (approx. 150 baht). Your wallet won’t be able to tell the difference, and according to the lucky few who have taste tested the McPlant, you won’t be able to taste the difference either!
The burger was developed in partnership with vegan brand Beyond Meat. The McPlant features a Beyond Meat patty with ketchup, mustard, vegan special sauce, onions, pickles, lettuce, tomato, and vegan cheese on a vegan sesame-seed bun. The pea protein-based cheese promises to “taste just like McDonald’s iconic cheese slices”.
McDonald’s has confirmed that the burger will be cooked on a separate grill and use dedicated utensils for its plant-based offerings. The burger has been certified vegan by the country’s Vegetarian Society.
The McPlant will launch in 10 select McDonald’s locations in Coventry, England on September 29 and expand to more than 250 locations on October 13. Next year, the vegan burger is expected to roll out across the UK.