McDonald’s UK Launches Plant-Based Happy Meals

Author: Jill Ettinger

McDonald’s UK locations are now offering a vegan Happy Meal option featuring veggie split pea-based goujons with dairy-free red pesto sauce. The fast-food chain made the announcement earlier today after a leaked photograph last week showed the new menu items.

McDonald’s said the move came after a poll of its customers showed 33 percent wanted more meat-free options from the chain. The Happy Meal, in particular, is being applauded by parents including singer Frankie Bridge, who told the Huffington Post UK that having more meal options that the kids enjoy “makes my life all the easier and the Veggie Happy Meal wrap flavour was literally chosen by children, so I know it’s something that my son Parker will love too.