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·         150,000 McVegans Sold at McDonald's During First Month

... Peter Ruzicka, CEO of Orkla Foods—the company that helped McDonald’s develop the soy-based patty for the McVegan—revealed that demand for the plant-based burger is strong in the Nordic region... 

 

·         The Olympic Park's Meal-Shaped McDonald's Is Awesome

·         'Bling Mac': McDonald's giving away 18-karat gold, gem encrusted burger ring

 

 

150,000 McVegans Sold at McDonald's During First Month

 

By Anna Starostinetskaya, VegNews

February 12, 2018

 

McDonald's in Finland and Sweden showing strong sales of new plant-based burger, which reflects a larger global demand for animal-free fast food.

 

McDonald’s locations across Finland and Sweden sold 150,000 of its McVegan burgers in January.

 

Peter Ruzicka, CEO of Orkla Foods—the company that helped McDonald’s develop the soy-based patty for the McVegan—revealed that demand for the plant-based burger is strong in the Nordic region.

 

“People want to eat more plant-based food,” Ruzicka told Foodnavigator, “partly for health reasons, but also because of environmental reasons.”

 

Ruzicka believes customers understand how plant-based foods are more eco-friendly, stating that the McVegan has “less climate impact than a regular burger made of meat."

 

McDonald’s first launched the McVegan at a single location in Tampere, Finland in October last year before expanding the vegan menu option across its locations in Finland and Sweden in December.

 

Ruzicka explained that favorable sales of the McVegan in the Nordic region reflect a larger dietary shift...

 

more

http://vegnews.com/articles/page.do?pageId=10803&catId=1

 

 

The Olympic Park's Meal-Shaped McDonald's Is Awesome

 

New England Cable News - NECN.com/NBC

Feb 9, 2018

 

This isn't your neighborhood McDonald's franchise.

 

One of two Golden Arches outposts at Gangneung Olympic Park in South Korea gleams with an extra-large outdoor replica of the Oak Brook-based chain's iconic fries and red box.

 

If you look close, you'll see it resembles a full "hamburger meal": burger, fries and a drink.

 

NBC 5's Katie Kim got a glimpse of the location while she covers the Winter Games. Be sure to check out her full photo diary for all the behind-the-scenes action...

 

document, plus photos

https://www.necn.com/multimedia/this-is-what-mcdonalds-looks-like-in-korea-and-its-cooler-than-yours-473567163.html

 

 

'Bling Mac': McDonald's giving away 18-karat gold, gem encrusted burger ring

 

ABC 7 Los Angeles

February 09, 2018

 

If you love Big Macs, then you will really want to try the "Bling Mac." It's an 18-karat gold, gem encrusted version of the classic sandwich.

 

The ring is reportedly worth $12,000. For a chance to win it, you must tweet out your love for the Big Mac using #BlingMacContest.

 

McDonald's says the person with the most creative vows will win the ring.

 

document, plus video

http://abc7.com/food/mcdonalds-giving-away-dazzling-bling-mac-burger-ring/3059428/