Coming soon... the 'McPlant' burger! Meat-free McDonald's sandwich could be next big hit among fast-food fans
· McPlant will be made with patty designed to recreate flavour and texture of beef
· It is first in a range of vegetable-based products including nugget alternative
· The burger is being produced under a partnership with the US firm Beyond Meat
By Sean Poulter for the Daily Mail (UK)
6 September 2021
A meat-free McDonald's burger called the McPlant is about to tempt fast-food fans.
It will be made with a patty designed to recreate the flavour and texture of a beef burger.
It is the first in a range of vegetable-based products including alternatives to the chain's chicken nuggets and breakfast sausage muffins.
The new burger is being produced under a partnership with the US firm Beyond Meat, which has previously developed a plant-based patty made from yellow peas, coconut, potato and beetroot juice.
The McPlant is aimed at so-called flexitarians – those who follow a semi-vegetarian lifestyle – rather than vegans...