McDonald’s first ever plant-based burger will be released at a number of it Scottish branches from next month.
Bosses behind the fast food chain have unveiled the McPlant, which they claim tastes like a regular McDonald’s burger.
The burger patty has been produced by Beyond Meat and will be stacked with vegan cheese and a vegan sauce – all cased inside a sesame bun with all the usual dressing.
It has been given full accreditation as vegan by the vegetarian society and will cooked separate from the other burgers using dedicated utensils.
The firm said that three years of research was carried out before the burger’s release.
McDonald’s will be looking to compete with the likes of Greggs and Burger King, whose vegan options have been well-received.
A number of Scots branches have been selected to trial the burger from October 13 before it is rolled out nationwide from January.
The McPlant will be priced at £3.49 on its own or £4.89 as a medium extra-value meal.
Michelle Graham-Clare, Chief Marketing Officer at 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.”
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Scots branches that will stock the new McPlant from October 13 include:
Edinburgh – Corstorphine
Edinburgh – Newbridge
Edinburgh – Straition
Glasgow – Great Western Retail Park
Glasgow – Kirkintilloch
Glasgow – London Road
Glasgow – Silverburn
Glasgow – Easterhouse
Glasgow Fort – Morrisons
Port Glasgow – Retail Park
St Enoch Centre