Burger King has launched vegan nuggets across the UK as part of its pledge to make its menu 50 per cent meat-free by 2030 and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
The company is the first fast-food chain in the UK to offer vegan alt-chicken nuggets.
The nuggets are made from soy and plant proteins, and according to the company, and taste the same as their chicken-based counterparts. They are also certified by the Vegan Society.
The fast-food chain first ventured into the vegan market with its plant-based Rebel Whopper two years ago. Unfortunately, it was later revealed that it was cooked on the same grill as animal meat, making it unsuitable for vegans.
To resolve the issue, the fast-food giant added another plant-based food to its menu, the Vegan Royale Burger, which the company states, prepared separately from animal products.
Alasdair Murdoch, Burger King UK CEO, said that adapting to ever-changing customer preferences is a key focus for the company – whether through clear nutrition and allergen labels or by offering vegan and vegetarian options.
“The launch is another positive step in reducing our carbon footprint and driving innovation in our menus in response to the growing demand for meatless alternatives and products with no animal protein in the UK,” he added.