does mcdonald’s use beef flavoring their french fries

Yes. When our suppliers partially fry our cut potatoes, they use an oil blend that contains beef flavoring. This ensures the great-tasting and recognizable flavor we all love from our World Famous Fries®. The Fries are cooked in our kitchens, seasoned with salt, and served hot to you.

McDonald’s got into hot water with vegetarians when it advertised that its fries were cooked in vegetable oil, but didn’t readily disclose that the fries were flavored with beef tallow.

McDonald’s was sued by several vegetarians and Hindus who do not eat meat for ethical and/or religious reasons. McDonald’s agreed to issue an apology and pay $10 million to vegetarian and religious groups. While the French fries still contain beef flavoring at this time, we’re hopeful that the lawsuit will help persuade McDonald’s to remove it.

The Vegetarian Resource Group has a list of the vegetarian and vegan items that are available at most popular fast-food restaurants. Click here, for more information.

PETA encourages everyone to request vegan items at fast-food restaurants. Burger King has responded to consumer demand by offering a vegetarian burger, the BK Veggie. We’re hopeful McDonald’s will follow suit. You can help by asking McDonald’s to offer a vegan burger at all of its restaurants.

In the comments, baffled viewers lamented the beef flavoring, while others poked fun at the plant-based people who have been indulging in the chain’s fries for years.

With over 9 million followers on the app, his insight isn’t just reserved for the golden arches — he also dishes the skinny on Chick-fil-A, Wendy’s and Five Guys.

A TikToker who claims to know McDonald’s juiciest “secrets” has delivered a shocking allegation online: McDonald’s “world-famous fries” are far from vegetarian-friendly.

Following the legal drama — which McDonald’s settled, to the tune of $10 million — the restaurant added the beef qualifier to the ingredients list.

Pointing to the “natural beef flavor” listed as an ingredient on the company’s online US menu, TikToker Jordan Howlett, 26, said he knows “why McDonald’s fries taste different from everybody else’s fries.”

McDonald’s got into hot water with vegetarians when it advertised that its fries were cooked in vegetable oil, but didn’t readily disclose that the fries were flavored with beef tallow.

McDonald’s was sued by several vegetarians and Hindus who do not eat meat for ethical and/or religious reasons. McDonald’s agreed to issue an apology and pay $10 million to vegetarian and religious groups. While the French fries still contain beef flavoring at this time, we’re hopeful that the lawsuit will help persuade McDonald’s to remove it.

The Vegetarian Resource Group has a list of the vegetarian and vegan items that are available at most popular fast-food restaurants. Click here, for more information.

PETA encourages everyone to request vegan items at fast-food restaurants. Burger King has responded to consumer demand by offering a vegetarian burger, the BK Veggie. We’re hopeful McDonald’s will follow suit. You can help by asking McDonald’s to offer a vegan burger at all of its restaurants.

Yes. When our suppliers partially fry our cut potatoes, they use an oil blend that contains beef flavoring. This ensures the great-tasting and recognizable flavor we all love from our World Famous Fries®. The Fries are cooked in our kitchens, seasoned with salt, and served hot to you.

FAQ

Is the beef flavoring in McDonald’s fries vegetarian?

The US McDonald’s fries are not vegan, but the process still involves the highest FDA safety regulations. Besides the potatoes and salt for flavoring, the cooking involves vegetable oils like corn, soybean, and canola. They also have chemical preservatives and natural beef additives from milk and wheat.

Does McDonald’s still use beef fat in fries?

Once at the restaurant, our fries are simply cooked in dedicated frying vats in a non-hydrogenated blend of sunflower and rapeseed oil which is 100 percent suitable for vegetarians. In fact, McDonald’s French Fries are officially accredited by the Vegetarian Society.

Is McDonald’s fries fried with beef oil?

McDonalds used to fry their French Fries in beef fat, but due to ‘healthy oil’ concerns, they switched to vegetable oil quite a long time ago. But to keep the flavor as close to the original fries as possible, their food scientists developed a flavoring that contains beef flavor, derived from beef.

What are the ingredients in McDonald’s french fries?

Ingredients: Potatoes, Vegetable Oil (canola Oil, Corn Oil, Soybean Oil, Hydrogenated Soybean Oil, Natural Beef Flavor [wheat And Milk Derivatives]*), Dextrose, Sodium Acid Pyrophosphate (maintain Color), Salt. *natural Beef Flavor Contains Hydrolyzed Wheat And Hydrolyzed Milk As Starting Ingredients.

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