No, you read that right. McDonald’s is going vegan with the introduction of their ‘McVegan’ burger in hundreds of restaurants across Finland and Sweden Dec. 28. The meatless burger is complete with some pretty simple ingredients: soy patty, bun, tomato, lettuce, pickles, onion, ketchup, mustard, oil and an egg-less sandwich sauce.
“Like our other burgers, the McVegan is tasty and has a good texture,” McDonald’s spokesperson Henrik Nerell told CNN.
Developed in a partnership with Norwegian food company Orkla, the burger could help McDonald’s stay on trend with the growing demand of vegetarian and vegan foods. There is an increasing trend of people being more interested in consuming plant-based foods due to the environmental impacts of livestock farming.
Livestock farming is responsible for about 14.5% of global greenhouse gas emissions, according to the UN.
“I would say it tasted like a normal, regular hamburger. I would seriously try the McVegan again because there wasn’t such a big difference between the burgers,” said Mikael Malkamaki a 24-year-old student tried the McVegan during a test run in Finland.
So, are you going to give McDonald’s McVegan burger a try or nah? Sound off in the comments.