Burger King's new halloumi hamburger is cooked in the same fryer as his chicken and fish – and vegetarian diners are FUMING
- Vegetarians were eager to try the halloumi hamburger at its UK release
- Yet his small print warns that the product is cooked in the same oil as the chicken
- Many customers were outraged after discovering the company's fryer approach
Burger King was slammed for cooking his freshly launched halloumi burger in the same fryer as his chicken and fish dishes.
Vegetarians were keen to try the £ 3 pound cheese offer at the time of his release in the UK earlier this week, following a successful trial in Sweden.
But as the fast-food chain promotes fried cheese pie as a "meatless" option, its small print warns that the product is cooked in the same oil as chicken and fish.
Many customers were outraged after discovering the company's fryer approach and turned to Twitter to complain.
Burger King was slammed to cook his freshly launched halloumi burger (pictured) in the same fryer as his chicken and fish dishes
An upset individual wrote: "I just went to try the new halloumi burger, fortunately I read the very small press because it is fried with animal fat and I am a vegetarian.
& # 39; Very misleading and I assume your chips are the same. It's 2019 GUYS. "
Another said: "The King Burger of Burger King is fried in the same oil as the chicken and I'm smoking."
"What's the point of having a" vegetarian "hamburger when it's NOT a vegetarian and halloumi is fried with animal fat. Go strong or go home," added a third.
& # 39; Okay guys I'm gutted & # 39 ;, another Twitter user admitted. "I went to Burger King for the new halloumi burger, I checked to see if it was vegetarian and they said it was fried in the same fryer as meat products."
While the fast food chain promotes fried cheese pie as a "meatless" option, its small print (pictured) warns that the product is cooked in the same oil as chicken and fish
Reaction: many customers were outraged after discovering the company's deep fryer approach and brought to Twitter to complain
Despite the indignation of the diners, the halloumi hamburger was never described by Burger King as "vegetarian", with the fast-food chain that used the term "meatless".
The company offers a vegetarian burger, which is cooked separately from meat products since the pie is not fried.
MailOnline contacted Burger King for comment. A spokesman said Metro: "At this moment we are not able to facilitate oil fryers and filtration systems in all our restaurants.
& # 39; However this is a point of reference for us and our team is actively looking for solutions on how we can change this in the future. & # 39;
The halloumi hamburger is served in a buttery brioche with freshly cut crunchy lettuce, onions, tomatoes and creamy mayonnaise (halloumi photo archive)
The halloumi hamburger is served in a buttery brioche with freshly cut crunchy lettuce, onions, tomatoes and creamy mayonnaise.
It will cost you £ 3.99 for a single patty burger (£ 5.99 as a meal) or £ 5.49 if you like two of the crispy fried cheese patties (£ 7.49 as a meal).
Customers can also modify the menu and add it to a Whopper or other meat burger.
Halloumi has long been a popular meatless alternative for vegetarians.
The United Kingdom is now considered one of the largest importers of creaking Cypriot cheese, consuming over 2,000 tons per year.
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