Vegan Food UK is an online organization sharing vegan food news, reviews, vlogs, and more. It operates across multiple social media platforms, with a Facebook group, Facebook page, YouTube channel, and Instagram account.
It recently shared an image of Instagram from an anonymous insider showing a ‘new vegan burger’ featuring a Beyond Meat patty in a sesame bun with tomato, lettuce, pickles, onions, vegan mayo, ketchup, mustard, and a ‘slice of vegan cheese’.
Vegan Food UK says the image is from a McDonald’s survey – and they ‘know this [burger has been] in the pipeline for a while’ – but warned it was waiting for an official statement from McDonald’s to confirm the launch.
‘A delicious burger’
“The new vegan burger from McDonald’s. 100 percent McDonald’s taste, 0 percent meat,” the photo states.
“At McDonald’s, we believe that everyone should enjoy a delicious burger without compromising on taste.”
McDonald’s X Beyond Meat
McDonald’s first partnered with Beyond Meat back in September 2019 when it launched a veggie burger in Canada.
The sandwich, called the P.L.T (plant, lettuce, and tomato), was trialed at 28 Southwestern Ontario outlets – and was rolled out to 52 locations across the province back in January this year.
However, the food chain stopped trialing the P.L.T from April 6 – adding that it has ‘no current plans to bring it back to our menu at this time’.
Plant Based News has contacted McDonald’s U.K and Beyond Meat for comment