After countless requests, McDonald’s have finally caved to pressure and created a veggie meal especially for kids!
The humble Happy Meal has been given a facelift, with UK stores introducing a vegetarian option, giving more choice to kids and their families. While the new veggie version isn’t available in Australia yet, we’re sure it will be here in no time!
A Team Effort
McDonald’s worked with the UK’s Vegetarian Society and a team from the Britmums network to come up with the new meal. It includes a veggie wrap in place of the standard cheeseburger or nuggets, featuring ‘a red pesto goujon, tomato ketchup and shredded lettuce wrapped in a soft toasted tortilla.’ Finally, mini veggies won’t have to settle for a soft drink and hot chips! Children and their parents were used as taste testers during the creation of the Happy Meal, so we’re pretty sure it will be a hit with veggies and non-veggies alike.
“We’re really proud to have worked closely with McDonald’s for over 10 years,” Lynne Elliot, CEO of The Vegetarian Society said. “It’s great to see their new veggie menu developing, especially as McDonald’s tell us a third of their customers think it’s more 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.”
More choice is always good in our books, especially when it provides a healthy alternative, so we can’t wait to see this latest addition arriving in Australian McDonald’s stores in the near future!
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