McDonald’s launches a brand new McPlant burger in Australia
McDonald’s has declared the long-awaited appearance of the McPlant burger to select Australian restaurants in Victoria to survey customer responses.
The burger is being let in 270 Macca’s restaurants across Victoria from Wednesday 6 July until Tuesday 1 November for a trial run before the fast-food chain decides whether there is sufficient demand for it nationwide.
The McPlant, which was co-developed with Beyond Meat, is made with a juicy plant-based patty that contains peas, rice, potatoes, and beetroot.
The patty is served on a sesame seed bun with tomato, lettuce, pickles, onions, mayonnaise-style sauce, ketchup, mustard and a slice of American cheese.
‘Our McPlant offers customers the same iconic Macca’s taste, in a delicious plant-based burger,’ said McDonald’s.
The vegan patty is part of a test McDonald’s is doing on new menu items and flavors as it requests to a more extensive range of individuals.
In any case, the McPlant isn’t totally a vegan burger regardless of its patty.
The burger contains non-vegan ingredients like American cheese and mayonnaise, and will be cooked on a similar barbecue as meat-based products and eggs.
While clients are as yet ready to modify and request to remove the cheese, mayonnaise, or some other ingredients – there is still room for cross-contamination.
Likewise, this isn’t whenever McDonald’s Australia first has released a vegan or vegetarian-friendly option.
McDonald’s recently attempted to present the McVeggie burger in 2016 and in 2019 however the two attempts failed because of absence of demand.
So on the off chance that there isn’t sufficient foothold around the McPlant – the long-awaited burger probably won’t make it out of Victoria.