Burger King launches new plant-based range – including the Vegan Royale Bakon King sandwich

Author: Maria Chiorando

Read Time:   |  20th December 2022

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The Vegan Royale Bakon King boasts plant-based rashers by La Vie, which says it is 'proud' to be partnering the global fast food giant


Burger King is launching a new plant-based range in its UK outlets – with its Vegan Royale Bakon King burger part of the menu.

The fast-food giant, which is working towards becoming 50 per cent plant-based by 2030, will be adding the new items to its menu from January 4.

Other sandwiches on offer include the Plant-Based Bakon King (Single or Double).

While the Vegan Royale Bakon King is fully certified, the eatery notes that its Plant-Based Bakon King is free of animal ingredients, but features a patty which is cooked on the same grill as meat, meaning there is a risk of cross-contamination.

In addition, plant-based diners can tweak the Chicken Royale Bacon King and Bacon King (Single or Double) by replacing the meaty patties with animal-free alternatives, and swapping the cheese and bacon for vegan versions from Violife and La Vie.

Its new plant-based options follow the success of its flagship meat-free restaurants in London and Bristol earlier this year.

Vegan Royale Bakon King

In a statement sent to Vegan Food & Living, Chief Marketing Officer at La Vie, Romain Jolivet said: “We are very proud to be partnering with Burger King, bringing our multi-award-winning, plant-based bacon, La Vie™ to their restaurants.

“This will allow us to accelerate the pace of switching from animal-based meat to plant-based, which is a climate emergency we are all facing.

“Thanks to the open-mindedness and leadership of Burger King, proactively moving towards more plant-based options, millions of consumers will be able to try our next generation of plant-based bacon.

“With only 7 ingredients and a product packed with proteins AND fibers, this is a bakon for the kings, not for the clowns.”

Burger King is set to launch new vegan options across the UK after announcing it has partnered with vegan bacon company La Vie. Image credit: La Vie

Burger King is set to launch new vegan options across the UK after announcing it has partnered with vegan bacon company La Vie. Image credit: La Vie

Burger King plans to go 50% plant-based

Katie Evans, from Burger King UK, added: “We’re incredibly proud of our new menu additions and confident that our customers will enjoy the new plant-based bacon and cheese as much as we have in taste tests.

“The extension of our plant-based offer reflects our ongoing commitment to serve a diverse and innovative range of products, whilst aiming to reach a 50 per cent meat-free menu by 2030.”

Simon Lawrence, from Violife Professional added: “Whether flexitarian or vegan, we’re delighted that people looking for plant-based options will now be able to enjoy a melting slice of Violife’s plant-based cheese alternative when visiting their local Burger King.”

And Dawn Carr, from PETA, said: “PETA is delighted to support Burger King in the launch of its sensational new Vegan Royale Bakon King burger as part of the Bakon King range.”

While the sandwiches launch on January 4, Burger King app users will be able to to get a sneak preview with a buy-one-get-one-free offer on the Vegan Royale Bakon King and the Plant-Based Bakon King single running between December  31 and January 3.  

Here are all the vegan Burger King options you can find at outlets across the UK

Written by

Maria Chiorando

Maria is an editor and journalist. Her work has been published by the Huffington Post, the Guardian, TechnoBuffalo, Plant Based News, and Kent on Sunday among other national and regional titles.

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