Burger King UK Launches Vegan Chicken Nuggets; Becomes First Fast-Food Chain To Do So
- Aanchal Mathur
Updated : January 27, 2022 14:01 IST
As per the official Burger King UK website, these vegan nuggets include soy, wheat, celery and gluten.
The rise in health-related issues along with environmental concerns have led to people making healthier choices and switching to a plant-based diet increasingly, since the past few years. Vegan and plant-based alternatives have thus seen a subsequent rise in demand. And thus, many restaurants and cafes have introduced vegan, plant-based menus as well for the customers to choose from. And these menus aren’t limited to a few options but has an extensive range of vegan dishes on their menu - that are both delicious and healthy, and of course, environment-friendly. Joining the bandwagon of vegan-friendly restaurant, Burger King UK became the first fast-food restaurant chain in the United Kingdom to launch vegan nuggets on their menu. Yes, you read that right. They just launched 'chicken’ nuggets which are absolutely vegan-friendly.
As per the official Burger King UK website, these vegan nuggets include soy, wheat, celery, gluten et al. And just like their chicken nuggets, these vegan nuggets are also covered with a crunchy coating. It comes with a sweet chilli dip to create the ultimate dunk combo. The company mentioned, these nuggets are specially designed to "taste and look like" a regular chicken nugget to suit the preferences of vegans, vegetarians, flexitarians and meat reducers alike. These vegan nuggets have been certified by The Vegan Society, United Kingdom. Burger King UK also took to Instagram to share the news:
For the unversed, Burger King has already been experimenting with plant-based burgers for some time now. Earlier in 2021, the fast-food chain introduced plant-based whopper in the United States, Europe and Singapore, for a limited period of time. This initiative was undertaken to meet the demands of several vegan patrons of these regions. With the launch of these chicken nuggets on the menu, Burger King has become the first fast-food chain to do so.
Other fast-food chains such as KFC and McDonald's too are keeping up with the changing food trends as they launched plant-based alternatives of their chicken burgers to meet the increasing demand for vegan meat everywhere. While McDonald's Norway also launched vegan nuggets last year, but it was only for a limited period of time.
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