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On January 5, Burger King stores across the UK will launch vegan chicken nuggets. The new menu item is available in boxes of six, nine or 20 pieces with a sweet chili sauce.

The vegan chicken nuggets were developed by Dutch brand The Vegetarian Butcher – which was acquired by multinational conglomerate Unilever in 2018 – and are made from a blend of soy and vegetable protein and coated in a crispy batter. . And, like many other menu items in British restaurants, the new vegan option is certified by the Vegan Society.

The fast food chain claims it is the first fast food brand in the UK to launch vegan chicken nuggets after years of development. “Tailoring to customer preferences is a key objective at Burger King,” said Alasdair Murdoch, managing director of Burger King UK, in a statement. “We are committed to helping our customers make good decisions about what to eat and drink, and to provide them with informed choices. “

The new menu item comes just in time for Veganuary, an annual campaign that encourages consumers to go vegan for the month of January. The launch is also part of Burger King’s goal of making half of its menu meat-free by 2030 as part of its goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 41%.

Vegan Nuggets join a number of other plant-based options at British Burger King restaurants, including the Vegan Royale Burger, a vegan version of its traditional chicken burger. Made with a crisp, plant-based chicken patty developed by The Vegetarian Butcher, the Vegan Royale is topped with iceberg lettuce, vegan mayonnaise and served on a toasted sesame seed bun.

The chain also previously offered a plant-based Whopper, but it was made with mayonnaise made from eggs. After a brief hiatus during the pandemic, Burger King UK has relaunched the Plant-Based Whopper with Vegan Mayonnaise which is also served with tomatoes, lettuce, pickles, ketchup and sliced ​​onions on an auxilli bun. Sesame seeds.

Burger King UK’s New Vegan Chicken Nuggets Join Other Plant-Based Options

The Vegetarian Butcher has worked with Burger King in recent years to expand their herbal options to 25 countries in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. The partnership has resulted in product launches such as Whopper Vegetal in Mexico, Plant-Based Whopper in China, and Vegan Chicken Nuggets in Germany, with more to come. Last year, the chain also extended its Vegan Royale and vegan chicken nuggets to Africa, becoming the first fast food chain to offer certified vegan meat across Africa.VegNews.BurgerKingSpain

In addition to offering vegan options, Burger King experimented with completely meatless outposts. Last year, the chain turned a site in Spain into a meatless paradise for a full month. The Madrid outpost served vegetarian dishes, made in partnership with The Vegetarian Butcher, including Long Vegetal (a plant-based version of Long Chicken, also known as “Chicken Royale”); an herbal Whopper; and vegan chicken nuggets. The sandwiches contain non-vegan mayonnaise which can be omitted for an all-vegan option. A similar test was carried out in Germany, where an all-meat-free Burger King restaurant opened for a limited time in Cologne, serving items developed by The Vegetarian Butcher.

In other markets such as South Korea and Japan, Burger King is working with Australian brand v2food to add plant-based burgers to its menu. In the United States, Burger King continues to make headway in the herbal direction after the 2019 launch of the Impossible Whopper at its more than 7,000 locations across the United States.

For more on vegan options at Burger King, read:
A Burger King in Spain goes totally meatless
Burger King is the first fast food restaurant chain in Africa to serve vegan meat
World’s first meatless Burger King opens in Germany

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