McDonald’s has received some angry backlash after it pulled one of its popular items from the menu.
Since the lockdown, the restaurant giant has been operating on a reduced menu which has included its most popular items including the Cheeseburger, Big Mac and its McFlurry.
Which means there are some items which have been missed off the list to the disappointment of many. And for a limited time, there was a veggie option which was the Veggie Dippers which were being touted as vegan.
But, some people have been outraged by the lack of vegetarian options on the menu and n ow the company has pulled its Veggie Dippers from the menu which has left a sour taste in some customer’s mouths.
Many customers claim that staff have told them there has been a “national shortage” when they ask for the Veggie Dippers.
But it turns out they’ve been removed from sale, according to a tweet by the fast-food company, reports the Mirror.
In reply to a customer’s query about the item being “recalled” it said: “Hi, we have recently removed the Veggie Dippers from sale. We will return these products to the menu as soon as we can.”
This has meant that vegetarian customers have been left with only ‘mozzarella dippers, fries or a fruit bag.’
Many vegetarian customers were quick to share their frustrations online.
One commented: ” @McDonalds Why have you discontinued all vegan/vegetarian mains in Scotland this week? Very disappointing given all of your rival companies have multiple. And given how you raved about those dipper things. Joke’s on you, you missed £12 from us alone today.”
Another wrote: “WHY THE HELL HAVE YOU RECALLED THE 1 VEGGIE OPTION ON YOUR MENU?!????!!!!”
A fourth said: “Lol so McDonald’s have seriously recalled all their veggie pieces… meaning that if you’re a vegetarian going into maccies, your only options are the mozzarella dippers, fries or a fruit bag. Cba what a joke”.
And another commented: “Today I was sitting at @McDonaldsUK Harrow.
“Me and my vegetarian kid ate only chips, because #mcdonalds running out veg so there is no any veg items left to sell.”
She added: “Being pregnant, I wanted to eat here but now I have to go to another restaurant.”
A McDonald’s spokesperson told Mirror Money: “Due to an issue resulting in some of our Veggie Dippers having not met the high standards that we expect from our products, we have temporarily removed them from our menu.
“We are working hard to return our Dippers to the menu as quickly as possible, and apologise to our customers for any disappointment caused.”