October 11, 2004, as reported by just-food.com: McDonald’s
McVeggie Burger is getting new beef between its bun
according to organic and natural foods manufacturer
Hain Celestial who announced it will begin providing
the soy-based burgers for Manhattan stores.
The product, a meatless soy-based patty with barbeque
sauce, fresh lettuce, tomato, onions and pickles served
on a toasted sesame seed bun, is a replacement to the
existing McVeggie Burger patty that had been offered
at New York outlets of McDonald's. The burger contains
eight grams of fat and 370 calories, is cholesterol
free and low in saturated fat.
Yves Veggie Cuisine, a brand wholly owned by Hain Celestial
will manufacture the burgers exclusively for the McDonald’s