Mcdonald’s Launches Its Vegan McPlant Burger in the UK

McDonald’s locations in the United Kingdom and Ireland will soon offer a fully vegan burger, the McPlant, made with Beyond Meat.


by Nicole Axworthy, VegNews

September 8, 2021


This month, global fast-food chain McDonald’s will debut its highly anticipated plant-based burger, the McPlant, at select locations in the United Kingdom and Ireland. Developed in partnership with vegan brand Beyond Meat, the McPlant features a Beyond Meat patty with ketchup, mustard, vegan special sauce, onions, pickles, lettuce, tomato, and vegan cheese on a vegan sesame-seed bun. McDonald’s has confirmed that the burger will be cooked on a separate grill and use dedicated utensils for its plant-based offerings. The burger has been certified vegan by the country’s Vegetarian Society.


The McPlant will launch in 10 select McDonald’s locations in Coventry, England on September 29 and expand to more than 250 locations on October 13. Next year, the vegan burger is expected to roll out across the UK.


McDonald’s McPlant platform


Earlier this year, McDonald’s signed a three-year partnership with Beyond Meat to co-develop the fast-food chain’s McPlant platform, which is expected to result in the launch of various plant-based options globally. The range starts with the McPlant burger, but could include new items such as plant-based chicken burgers and vegan egg breakfast sandwiches.


Until now, the Beyond Meat partnership has resulted in a limited launch of a McPlant burger in European markets, including test locations in...


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