When you go out to eat with friends or family and they decide to make it fast food, you or someone in the group will probably have a hard time selecting something from the menu, as not everyone wants or can eat the foods they offer.
Burger King, a fast food chain famous for selling hamburgers, will sell nuggets made from soy and vegetable protein in the UK, certified by the Vegan Society, as part of its plan to make half the food offering on its menu free of meat.
The latter implies alternatives that remove everything that comes from animals, including eggs and dairy.
What do vegan nuggets taste like?
Burger King ensures that the flavor of these vegan and certified nuggets will taste the same as traditional nuggets made with chicken meat, although they are made with soy and vegetable protein.
Two years ago Burger King began selling the Rebel Whopper, which was an attempt to attract vegan customers, although in the end this alternative did not work because the food was cooked on the same grill as the meat.
After this attempt, the next product was the Vegan Royale, a hamburger certified, prepared with vegan mayonnaise, iceberg lettuce, vegan mayonnaise and bread toasted sesame seeds
The company claims that a 50% meat-free menu will help reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Burger King isn’t the only fast food chain with vegan alternatives. McDonald’s in the UK also already offers Veggie Dippers and McPlant to attract non-animal food customers.
These alternatives are not limited to the UK. In Mexico Burger King already sells Whooper Vegetal, made from sustainable soy, wheat, vegetable oil, herbs and onion. However, this burger is not considered vegan, because it contains the mayonnaise from its original recipe and is cooked on the same grills where meat burgers are prepared.
The proposals for a public that does not consume products of animal origin are spread throughout the world. Do you think Burger King does well with its 50% vegan menu? Could something like this work in the Mexican market?