McDonald’s is now serving McVeggie Burgers in all branches across Australia.

It’s about friggin’ time! McDonald’s has trialled some vego-friendly menu items over the years. There’s the Fruit and Yogurt Parfait, for example, and the English McMuffin. And how can we forget the Garden Salad?

But people wanting to avoid meat have tended to order a burger without the patty and shove a hash brown or French fries between the buns.

A DIY hash brown burger

Maccas loving, flexi-vegos can now rejoice for the McVeggie has arrived and it’s here to stay.

It’s an old-school take on a veggie burger, which means there ain’t no mock meat. The crunchy patty consists of potatoes, peas, corn, carrot and onion. It’s combined with cheese, lettuce, herbs and spices, mayonnaise and Maccas’ famous pickles. It all comes served on a sesame seed bun.

“As a business constantly focused on responding to what Australians want, we’re excited to now be serving up the McVeggie Burger to our customers across the country,” said Jenni Dill, Chief Marketing Officer for McDonald’s Australia.

For anyone who takes their vegetarianism seriously, there is a catch, however. “Although there are no meat ingredients in the McVeggie Burger, due to its cooking procedure it’s not strictly vegetarian,” said Dill.

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As a result, a lot of vegetarians will probably have scruples about tucking into the McVeggie Burger, but it’s a good option for people to eager to lower their meat consumption.

Vegans, I’m afraid the garden salad is still your only option, although McDonald’s has been stepping up its plant-based options elsewhere around the world.

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