So many fast food chains have been getting in on the vegetarian-slash-vegan game lately thanks to the rise of plant-based burgers. Of course, plenty of people have pointed out that a lot of these burgers aren’t actually vegan, given that they’re prepared on the same grill as meat. And, while there are now plant-based fast food options for adults, the same can’t be said for pint-sized plant-based fans.
Apparently McDonald’s has heard all the complaints because the chain just made a big announcement: It's launching a fully vegan happy meal in the U.K., and it's not messing around here. The Veggie Dippers meal is so vegan, it’s even been accredited by the Vegetarian Society, according to a press release from McD’s.
The Veggie Dippers, which will debut in restaurants on January 2, are made with red pepper, rice, sundried tomato pesto, and split peas encased by “light and crispy” breadcrumbs.
This isn’t an entirely new thing for McDonald’s in the UK: Last year, it had similar dippers that were vegetarian—not vegan—because they were prepared in the same area as their meats. But Vegan Dippers 2.0 will be made in a special area apart from meat, making them legitimately vegan.
As for the Happy Meal, McDonald’s says it will include two dippers served with a vegan-friendly side, like a bag of veggies, a bag of fruit, or vegan fries, and a water or Fruit Shoot, for about $4. You can also get the dippers as meal, which features four of the veggie sticks, vegan fries, and a soda for around $6.50. If you just want Veggie Dippers and nothing but Veggie Dippers, you can snag four for $4.30.
The Veggie Dippers are only in the U.K. right now, and there’s no word on whether McDonald’s plans to roll them out in the U.S., too. Finger crossed.
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