McDonald's, one of the largest fast-food chains in the world has made McAloo Tikki global, as a vegan option. The burger which is popular vegetarian burger served across McDonald's in India has officially been added to the Chicago outlet's menu. The company launched the new vegan-friendly menu option last month along with other varieties from McDonald's operating in different locations across the globe.
A McAloo burger includes toasted bun, a vegan patty made from potatoes, red onions, tomato slices and seasonings of that of a samosa. McDonald's in a statement said, "Customers can enjoy new global menu items from India, Australia, Canada, Germany, and Hong Kong." The outlet owner/operator Nick Karavites, in a statement, said, "Customers have expressed interest in items from McDonald’s restaurants located in India and we’re excited to offer them the opportunity to try a long time vegetarian favourite, McAloo Tikki." McDonald’s Celebrates the 50th Anniversary of the Big Mac! Marks the Occasion by Launching the MacCoin Currency Worldwide.
In America, McDonald's had very limited vegan options for customers to choose from. Some of them included an iceberg lettuce side salad, sliced apples from the kid's menu. Soy-based patties are however available in Finland and Sweden. It recently launched another vegan burger called the McVeggo which is served with spicy sauce in Finland.
McDonald's may soon bring more vegan or vegetarian options in the United Kingdom also. McAloo Tikki which was has been launched is currently on a rolling basis, so we are not sure if it is going to be permanent. Lucy Brady, the fast-food chain's Senior Vice President of Corporate Strategy said, "Plant-based protein is something we’re keeping our eye on."