McDonald's outlets in Kent introduce vegetarian Happy Meal option

by My Kent Family reporter

A vegetarian Happy Meal option has been launched by fast food giants McDonald's.

The growing demand for meat-free alternatives has led the chain to unveil its first ever vegetarian children's meal.

Available from its numerous Kent branches, and nationwide, the children's meal replaces the traditional burger or nuggets with a veggie red pesto goujon wrap.

McDonald's unveils its vegetarian Happy Meal option
McDonald's unveils its vegetarian Happy Meal option

And added to the main menu is the Spicy Veggie Wrap.

It comes as many make new year's resolutions to eat less meat - or even attempt to go full vegan as part of the Veganuary campaign.

Working with the Britmums network and Vegetarian Society, McDonald’s invited parents and their children to select the final flavour for the new additions to its line-up.

Lynne Elliot, chief executive the Vegetarian Society said: “We’re really proud to have worked closely with McDonald’s for over 10 years and it’s great to see their veggie menu developing, especially as McDonalds tell us a third of their customers think it’s important to eat more veggie meals.

"There’s a growing demand for veggie food everywhere and it’s fantastic to see McDonald’s meeting the needs of their customers.

"It is especially important for young veggies to be able to choose something to eat when they are out with their friends."

Families were able to share their views on the wrap filling prior to launch
Families were able to share their views on the wrap filling prior to launch

Duncan Cruttenden, menu director at McDonald’s UK added: “Our commitment is to offer great food, great choice and a great experience to our customers and we are constantly asking them how we can evolve and improve."

The Veggie Happy Meal will sell for £2.49, the Spicy Veggie Wrap £2.99.

All the ingredients in the new dishes are dairy free and vegan.

However, the tortilla wraps pass through the same toaster as McDonald's buns, which do contain milk.

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