McDonald's launching a McVegan burger

New burger to be sold first in Sweden, Finland starting on Dec. 28


SAN ANTONIO – The fast food chain McDonald's will begin offering a new vegan burger by first starting in Europe.

According to CNN, the new burger will first be sold across hundreds of restaurants in both Sweden and Finland beginning Dec. 28.

The sandwich is described as having a soy patty, bun, tomato, lettuce, pickles, onion, ketchup, mustard, oil and an egg-less sandwich sauce. 

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 The burger will be on the permanent menu in the two countries, a result of more and more people eating a plant-based diet. 

The sandwich has already been tested at locations in Finland but it is unclear when the new burger will be brought to the United States.

"Like our other burgers, the McVegan is tasty and has a good texture," said McDonald's spokesperson Henrik Nerell to CNN.

The meatless burger was developed as a partnership with Norwegian food company Orkla and could help the chain capitalize on demand for both vegetarian and vegan options.

CNN said Mikael Malkamaki, a 24-year-old student, tried the McVegan during its test run in Finland and came away impressed by the taste.

"I would say it tasted like a normal, regular hamburger," Malkamaki told CNN. "I would seriously try the McVegan again because there wasn't such a big difference between the burgers."

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