McDonald's first ever plant based burger is coming to Ireland next year - and we're only gasping for a bite of its vegan goodness.
The McPlant (yes, it is called that) features a plant-based burger, vegan cheese, and vegan sauce. It's the first of a kind for McDonald's, who have traditionally relied on veggie burgers and wraps to keep their non-meat eaters happy - and in fairness, a plant based burger is a fairly big deal for the brand.
The new McPlant has been in the works for over three years and has been co-developed with Beyond Meat, who produce some of the tastiest vegan meat substitutes on the market.
The McPlant features a vegan sesame bun, mustard, ketchup, vegan sauce, onion, pickles, lettuce, tomato and vegan cheese. It's also cooked separately from other McDonald’s burgers using dedicated utensils, so nobody needs to worry about any cross contamination.
Michelle Graham-Clare, Chief Marketing Officer, McDonald’s UK and Ireland said: “We’re so pleased to be finally launching McPlant in the UK and Ireland. As with every McDonald’s offering, we take our time to ensure it meets the highest standards and is something that all our customers will enjoy.
"We are always looking for different ways to innovate and meet our customers’ needs, and with McPlant we have a delicious plant-based burger that will appeal to everyone. Whether you’re vegan or just fancy a plant-based patty, we’re confident you will enjoy the McPlant.”
The McPlant will be available in McDonald’s nationwide from January 2022.