Burger King U.K. Launches 100% Vegan Royale & Plant-Based Whopper
By Sally Ho, Green Queen (Hong Kong)
Apr 28, 2021
Fast food giant Burger King U.K. has launched a brand new chicken-free Vegan Royale burger and re-introduced the Plant-Based Whopper to its menus in the country. Teaming up with The Vegetarian Butcher to roll out the new items, Burger King says the move is part of its push to cater to its growing flexitarian and vegan customer base.
Burger King has introduced new 100% vegan options across its U.K. locations, adding a Vegan Royale and bringing back the Rebel Whopper, this time calling it the Plant-Based Whopper. The chain, which is the second largest QSR burger restaurant in the country and operated by private equity firm Bridgepoint, has partnered with Unilever subsidiary The Vegetarian Butcher to supply the new products.
While the Vegan Royale features a crispy breaded plant-based chicken patty and is topped with iceberg lettuce and egg-free mayonnaise on a toasted sesame bun, the Plant-Based Whopper is made with a vegan beef patty and topped with sliced onions, tomatoes, lettuce, vegan mayonnaise and ketchup.
The Vegan Royale is sold for £2.49 (US$3.46) at price parity with its conventional chicken counterpart, while the Plant-Based Whopper is sold for as low as £1.99 (US$2.76) on Mondays as part of a Meat Free Monday promotion...
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