Ohhh! This could be interesting. McDonald’s has confirmed today that it is to launch a fully vegan menu. The menu will include four veggie dippers for £3.29, or a plant-based Happy Meal for £2.99.
Mcdonalds have announced that the new menu will go live on January 2nd 2020. The fast-food giant has also stated that the dippers are made from red pepper, rice, sundried tomato pesto and split peas covered with bread crumbs.
Bizarrely though, the new options are going to be more expensive than the meat versions. Six Vegan dippers will cost £3.09 and a meat or fish-based Happy Meal costs £2.79. A vegan meal of four dippers with fries and a soft drink will also be available for £4.99.
Most importantly The vegetable-based meal options have been approved by The Vegan Society, will be prepared in a separate area.
They have been launched following the success of the restaurant’s first fully vegan Happy Meal earlier this year, and after the chain saw an 80 per cent uplift in customer orders for vegan options.
The chain’s head of food marketing for the UK and Ireland, Thomas O’Neill, said: ‘In the last 12 months we’ve seen an 80 per cent uplift in customers ordering vegetarian options at McDonald’s.
‘So, it is time for the brand famous for the dippable McNugget to launch a dippable option for our vegetarian, vegan and flexitarian customers.
‘The Veggie Dippers are a delicious addition to our menu and we’re looking forward to seeing what customers make of our first vegan Extra Value Meal and Happy Meal in the New Year.’