Burger King becomes first UK fast food chain to offer vegan nuggets | Burger King

Burger King UK will launch vegan nuggets nationwide from Wednesday as the fast-food chain evolves its meat-focused menu to take advantage of the growing popularity of plant-based diets.

The chain, which launched a plant-based Rebel Whopper burger two years ago that proved unsuitable for vegans because it was cooked on the same grill as meat, is the first major fast food restaurant in the UK to offer an animal-free version of the Nuggets product.

The company says the product, which was developed by The Vegetarian Butcher and certified by the Vegan Society, is made only from soy and plant protein and tastes just like its meat originals.

Burger King says its vegan nuggets taste just like the meat-based originals. Photography: Burger King

Burger King, which launched a Vegan Royale burger prepared separately from animal products last year, aims to make half of its menu meatless by 2030 to help it meet a carbon emissions reduction target. greenhouse gases by 41%.

“Adapting to customer preferences is a key objective at Burger King,” said Burger King UK Managing Director Alasdair Murdoch. “We are committed to helping our customers make good decisions about what they eat and drink and to providing them with informed choices.”

Murdoch said the move marked a response to growing national demand for meat-free alternatives and animal protein-free products in the UK.

Bakery chain Greggs has enjoyed huge success with its push into vegan foods, including its best-selling Quorn-stuffed sausage rolls, with demand outstripping supply when it first launched the product there three years old.

A record number of people are expected to try eating only plant-based foods this month, as growing environmental concerns boost interest in the Veganuary movement.

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A growing number of mainstream food suppliers are supporting the movement. Aldi said it was showcasing its biggest ever vegan range, including croissants, mushroom bolognese and vegan cheese, while KFC is permanently bringing back the vegan burger it first tried in the year last.

This year, more than 40 companies, including Harrod’s, Superdrug and Volkswagen UK, are taking part in a Veganuary ‘workplace challenge’ to make more vegan food available in the workplace and hold events to support participating staff .

More than 50,000 products have been certified by the Vegan Society, with new products including a Babybel made with coconut oil and starch, and a Philadelphia spread made with almonds and oats.

The title and text of this article was last modified on 24th January 2022. Burger King is the first major UK fast food chain to offer vegan nuggets, but not the first fast food operator as an earlier version claimed due to ‘an error introduced during editing; they are already offered by Domino’s.

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