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Salad Burger: Where’s the Beef in New Zealand?

    Open question to McDonald’s New Zealand: Where’s the beef? While the United States boasts a variety of vegetarian burger options, typically incorporating veggie or plant-based meat patties, the approach in New Zealand takes a distinctive turn. Instead of a traditional patty, McDonald’s New Zealand offers the Salad Burger, a unique take on the classic burger sans the customary beef element.

    The McDonald’s Salad Burger features a medley of components, including juicy tomatoes, crisp shredded lettuce, slivers of onions, creamy American cheese, and two zesty pickles, all complemented by the signature peppery McChicken sauce, enclosed within the embrace of a perfectly toasted sesame seed bun.

    It appears that the Salad Burger is McDonald’s New Zealand’s response to the similarly named Burger King offering in the country. In this culinary showdown, McDonald’s puts forth a fresh, meatless alternative that highlights a symphony of flavors, challenging the conventional notion of a burger while staying true to the brand’s commitment to innovation and variety. As consumers become increasingly discerning about their dietary choices, the Salad Burger emerges as a testament to McDonald’s adaptability in meeting the evolving preferences of its patrons.

    The Salad Burger at Burger King, on the other hand, presents a subtle variation. Notably, it incorporates the addition of onion rings to its ensemble. Alongside these crispy rings, the burger maintains a familiar medley of ingredients, featuring crisp lettuce, ripe tomato, zesty pickles, savory onion, creamy American cheese, and a dollop of mayo, all nestled within the comforting embrace of a toasted sesame seed bun.