After months of speculation the Burger King is launching the Vegan Royale and a plant-based Whopper today.
The new plant-based option will be available in all the restaurants across the country.
The vegan sandwich is made with plant-based chicken from The Vegetarian Butcher and is topped with iceberg lettuce, vegan mayo and comes in a toasted sesame seed bun.
Separate cooking process, which ensure the vegan chicken is kept completely separate from animal products, have earned the new burger Vegan Society certification.
Soco Nunez, Marketing Director of Burger King UK said: “At Burger King UK we’re all about delivering great tasting food for our customers, so we’ve purposefully taken our time with the Vegan Royale to make sure it’s the best on the market. In fact, we would go as far as to say it’s an identical taste experience to the original Chicken Royale."
Ericka Durgahee, Marketing Manager at The Vegan Society said: “We’re delighted to be working closely with Burger King. It’s fantastic to see that not only are they expanding their range to cater to vegan customers, but are going above and beyond by offering them delicious options that have been certified by the highly-trusted and sought-after Vegan Trademark. Customers can rest assured that when they order items displaying the Vegan Trademark they’re free from animal products and animal testing and that cross contamination has been minimised. Thank you for coming along with us in your journey to provide vegans across the country easily accessible and affordable options."
The Vegan Royale with fries and a soft drink will be £6.79. Vegan Society approved drinks include mineral water and Capri Sun.
The Plant-Based Whopper is made with a soy-based patty, topped with tomatoes, fresh cut lettuce, vegan mayo, pickles, ketchup, and sliced onions on a soft sesame seed bun and is priced at £4.79, and £6.79 for a meal.
Dawn Carr, Director of Vegan Corporate Projects for PETA said: “PETA applauds Burger King for offering its customers three flavoursome plant-based burgers. From bun to mayo to patty, all the ingredients in the new Plant-Based Whopper and Vegan Royale are completely animal-free, so they’re sure to be a hit with the UK’s growing number of vegans, vegetarians, and flexitarians."