Global interest in plant-based eating has inspired many brands and restaurants to introduce a greater number of vegetarian and vegan menu options—including McDonald's, which recently launched the 'Veggie McSpice' in Norway.
The Veggie McSpice introduces a plant-based burger patty that's made with a base of red kidney beans, and blended vegetables like carrots, green peppers and onion. Although the patty on its own is vegan, the burger is served with cheese that may be removed upon request for vegan-friendly ordering.
Vegetarian burger options from McDonald's can also be found in select locations around the world, including South Africa, Saudi Arabia, Hong Kong and Singapore. As of late, other major fast food chains like Taco Bell and Wendy's have been expanding their menus with increased plant-based options.