Healthy food consumption is growing in the world with global brands like McDonald’s rolling out new items in their menu featuring lettuce leaves instead of buns around a meat patty and burger toppings.
"'Lettuce' introduces you to our famous #lettuceburgers," a McDonald's store in Queensland, Australia wrote on Instagram. "All the same ingredients packed into a couple of large lettuce leaves!"
According to the burger chain, the new item looks like mostly lettuce.
The lettuce burger is part of Create Your Taste, a customizable menu that most McDonald's locations in Australia offer.
Create Your Taste, which lets customers order their hamburgers from touch-screen kiosks, started rolling out in the US this year.
McDonald's often tests new menu items in foreign markets like Australia before bringing them to the US. For example, in addition to Create Your Taste, the brand's coffee line, McCafe, was tested in Australia before coming to the US.
Not only this, restaurant chains like Pita Pit is already serving lettuce options in countries like India and Canada amongst others.
Thus we can say that with people becoming more addicted to healthy eating and with the food safety waves that is driving the food industry today, more and more brands are going to come up with healthy food options in days to come.