McDonald's 'McPlant' vegan burger launches in Coventry and our veggie snapper gives it a go - The Coventry Observer

12th Aug, 2022

McDonald's 'McPlant' vegan burger launches in Coventry and our veggie snapper gives it a go

Tristan Harris 1st Oct, 2021 Updated: 1st Oct, 2021

MCDONALD’S first vegan burger – the McPlant – was officially launched yesterday and the fast food giant’s restaurants in Coventry are the first in the country to stock it.

Eager to know what it tastes like, we sent our photographer – and vegetarian – Marcus Mingins to be among the first to give it a go.

He has tried numerous vegetarian and vegan burgers and wanted to see how the McDonald’s offering compared.

He said: “The burger was really good.

“It had a really nice after taste and was firmer than the regular burger.

“One thing which used to put me off eating burgers when I ate meat was the gristle that you sometimes get – obviously with this one you will not get that.

“It was really good and great for vegetarians and vegans in Coventry that they have this option available.”

The burger used in the McPlant has been co-developed with Beyond Meat® and, as well as the plant-based patty, it also features a vegan sesame bun, mustard, ketchup, vegan sauce, fresh onion, lettuce, tomato, pickles and bespoke vegan cheese.

It is cooked separately from other McDonald’s burgers and sandwiches using dedicated utensils.

Like Marcus, McDonald’s is confident the menu item will appeal to all burger lovers.

The McPlant burger is now available in 10 restaurants in Coventry, a further 250+ from October 13.

The plan is then to roll it out nationwide in 2022.

The ten Coventry restaurants it is available in Cross Cheaping, Coventry Alvis, Coventry Canley, West Orchards, Gallagher Retail Park, Coventry-Binley, Nuneaton, Coventry Walsgrave, Nuneaton DT and Nuneaton – Asda

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