McDonald’s Singapore added the McAloo Tikki burger to their menus today, 15 August.
The limited-offering single-patty vegetarian burger is being sold at $2 each as part of the Everyday Savers menu. The same burger is also offered on the regular menu at $3.40, while the Double McAloo Tikki (with a double patty) is priced at $4.70.
The McAloo Tiki is McDonald’s Singapore’s first vegetarian burger offering. This spiced croquette-pattied burger was originally available on the fast food giant’s menus in India. Its introduction in Singapore coincides with India’s Independence Day.
It is unclear how long the burger will be available in Singapore.
McDonald’s Singapore also revealed a kitschy new commercial for the burger, complete with dancing Bollywood potatoes and sing-a-long lyrics.
‘Aloo tikki’ is Hindi for potato croquette. The burger croquette is made of potatoes, peas, breadcrumbs and spices, topped with tomatoes, onions and a sweet tomato mayonnaise.
Besides the burger, other new limited-offering introductions to the menu include curry drumlets ($2) and a butterscotch sundae ($1.50).
The McAloo Tikki is available after 11am from Mondays to Fridays, and after noon on Saturdays and Sundays. It is not available for order via McDelivery, at instituitional stores and within Resorts World Sentosa.
The announcement has been met with mostly positive responses on McDonald’s Singapore’s Facebook page. The post garnered nearly 620 ‘likes’ and over 810 ‘shares’ within six hours of its posting at 10am.
Facebook user Fern Lee is pleased: “Finally! Something for the vegeterians (sic). Good job McDonald’s!”
In a standard response to queries and comments however, McDonald’s Singapore mentions that the burger is “prepared side by side with other products that are non-vegetarian and may not be suitable for all vegetarians.”
It remains to be seen if this is a sign that more vegetarian items will be introduced on the menu. Perhaps in time for the upcoming Deepavali Hindu celebrations, McDonald’s Singapore?
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