Vegans, rejoice! A meat-free burger is getting a permanent home at McDonald’s. Here’s where you can get it.
A few months ago, McDonald’s launched its first-ever vegan burger, the McVegan—and fans devoured it (pun intended). Unfortunately for U.S.-based herbivores, though, it was only available at one restaurant in Tampere, Finland. But now, there’s some good news for all you international veggie lovers: The McVegan will become a permanent menu item at all McDonald’s locations in Finland and Sweden, the worldwide chain recently announced.
The brave pioneers who taste-tested the meatless burger gave it plenty of positive reviews, as it turns out. “The test in Finland blew all the expectations out of the water,” Staffan Ekstam, Head of Food Strategy at McDonald’s in Sweden, told Business Insider.
McDonald’s Singapore did offer a vegetarian burger for a limited time in the past; the McAloo Tikki. The Veggie Crunch Burger is unique in that it’s the first permanent vegetarian menu item in the country.
After tasting panels tried over 100 different recipes, they eventually settled on a soy-based patty with plenty of vegan toppings. Anamma, food company from southern Sweden, developed the patty specifically for McDonald’s, Business Insider reports.This sandwich might sound a little familiar, and it’s probably because McDonald’s offered a similar menu item for a limited time last year known as the Sriracha Mac sauce sandwich. Unlike McDonald’s upcoming menu addition, this burger didn’t include kale, but it might have been a preview for something even better. So if you missed it then, you can try it now. You can even choose your own protein, which includes a quarter-pound beef patty, grilled chicken, or crispy buttermilk chicken.
But if you’re nowhere near those Nordic countries, there’s no need to worry. A vegan burger isn’t the only veggie-friendly home run on the McDonald’s menu. Between the secret ingredient that makes their French fries so addictive and those mouthwatering apple pies, there’s no shortage of options for American herbivores.Not only does this mean Sriracha is becoming a semi-permanent McDonald’s menu item, but it is also the first time kale is being introduced as an ingredient in any of their burgers. Up until now, the national McDonald’s menu only included kale in its salads. Now anyone can get these two millennial add-ons for their burger.
The bottom line: Mickey D’s might be your next destination for a delicious (meatless!) snack. You can always grab a giant soda, at the very least. After all, this is why Coke tastes better at McDonald’s than anywhere else.”Put it in your diary, tell your friends and get ready to take a big bite into 100% beef, cheese slices made with delicious Emmental, slices of tomato, lettuce, onion, optional Beechwood smoked bacon and of course our signature Big Tasty sauce.”