The McVegan patty may be making its way into different McDonald’s burgers, according to a one of the chain’s bosses.
The fast-food giant’s Head of Food and Menu Strategy in Sweden, Staffan Ekstam, shared the information with a journalist based in Denmark.
According to writer Sidsel Overgaard: “Ekstam even hints that customers may soon be seeing the McVegan patty in other burger builds.”
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The McVegan – which according to Ekstam is surpassing sales expectations in Sweden – was rolled out across the country last year, after being trialled in one outlet in Finland.
The burger contains a soybean steak, mustard, ketchup, eggless McFeast sauce, tomato, pickles, onions and salad on a roll.
According to data, 150,000 of the burgers were sold in January, reaching sales targets in Finland, but far exceeding them in Sweden.
The burger was created in collaboration with Orkla Foods.
Peter Ruzicka, CEO of Orkla Foods, told Foodnavigator that sales reflected the start of a ‘very, very exciting’ partnership with McDonald’s.
He added: “People want to eat more plant-based food, partly for health reasons, but also because of environmental reasons,” saying that the plant-based patty has a lesser climate impact than its meaty equivalent.