What Is Vegan At Hungry Jacks? (Updated Guide)

Hungry Jacks is an Australian-owned company with more than 440 restaurants in the country, and it’s essentially the equivalent of Burger King for the Aussies, which isn’t surprising considering they are an Australian franchise of the Burger King Corporation. 

As a result, you’ll also be able to find identical food options to the ones in Burger King, including the Whopper, Double Whopper, Whopper Junior, and more. 

It’s not a place where most vegans will find themselves eating the best of vegan cuisine, but if you find yourself without any options, it helps to know whether or not they have something available.

What Is Vegan At Hungry Jack’s?

Hungry Jack's
Mr Stan Zemanek at English Wikipedia, Hungry Jack’s Melbourne Airport, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons.

I have good news for you — Hungry Jack’s has a vegan burger available called the Vegan Whopper Cheese, and it comes with a double patty (made from corn, capsicum, and carrot), vegan cheese, vegan mayonnaise with tomato sauce, onions, fresh tomato, and lettuce.

Hungry Jack’s has the entire list of ingredients for their Vegan Whopper Cheese, which includes the following:

  • Veggie Patty (Carrots, Peas, Corn, Potato, Capsicum), Seasoning (Rice Flour, Dehydrated Vegetables, Wheat Flour, Soy Protein, Salt, Thickeners, Hydrolysed Vegetable Protein (Maize), Yeast Extract, Flavour Enhancer, Herb & Spice Extracts, Color, Water, Canola Oil), Bun 5″ Seeded (Wheat Flour, Water, Baker’s Yeast, Canola Oil, Sesame Seeds, Sugar, Wheat Gluten, Iodised Salt, Soy Flour, Emulsifiers, Preservative, Vitamins (Thiamin, Folate), Tomato, Lettuce, Onion Vegan Mayonnaise (Water, Canola Oil, Cider Vinegar, Thickeners, Golden Syrup, Salt, Vegetable Protein, Sugar, Mustard Flour, Acidity Regulator, Preservatives, Vegan Cheese (Water, Modified Starches, Coconut Oil, Salt, Natural Flavour, Acidity Regulators, Preservative, Colors, Tomato Ketchup (Concentrated Tomatoes, Sugar, Salt, Concentrated White Vinegar, Food Acid (Citric Acid), Natural Flavors (Contain Garlic), Spices.

They also have the burgers called Rebel Whopper and Rebel Whopper Cheese but while the patty is completely vegan as it’s entirely made with veggies, the whole burgers are still considered vegetarian as they contain real cheese and mayonnaise. 

Other Vegan Options At Hungry Jack’s

Apart from the burger I’ve just mentioned, you’re also able to find side options like hash browns or french fries, which are thick compared to the ones in McDonald’s or Burger King. 

They also have a couple of extra condiments such as sweet and sour sauce, barbecue sauce, and ketchup, which naturally don’t have any animal ingredients. 

Sweet and sour sauce and ketchup are usually vegan, but barbecue sauce may sometimes contain honey, so be sure to check its ingredients before consumption. 

Does Hungry Jack’s Have Vegan Drinks

Hungry Jack’s has a vegan burger and sides such as hash browns or french fries, as well as a couple of extra condiments that are vegan-friendly.

However, they also have a good selection of drinks, and certain locations even have an incorporated coffee shop with barista-quality specialty coffees.

You can find a variety of cold drinks such as Coke, Fanta, and Bursties available in different flavors, but do keep in mind that not all of them are vegan-friendly. 

Also, in the places where they have incorporated Jack’s coffee, they will usually have vegetable beverages and you can ask them to make vegan lattes or cappuccinos. They tend to have soy and almond milk available, but that might tend to vary depending on the location.

If you wish to sweeten your coffee with syrups, they also have caramel, hazelnut, and vanilla syrups, which are also vegan-friendly, at least according to their nutritional guide. 

Bottom Line

Although Hungry Jack’s is not the most vegan-friedly place in the world, they have released three different burgers in order to accommodate vegans and vegetarians. 

That means you’re now able enjoy Hungry Jack’s (if you’re with friends) since you’re able to order a full meal (burger, side, and condiments). 

This is great news for everyone in the vegan community and it can only mean one thing: the vegan movement is not a fad or a trend and is here to stay.

Hey there! My name is Alex and I've been vegan for over five years! I've set up this blog because I'm passionate about veganism and living a more spiritually fulfilling life where I'm more in tune with nature. Hopefully, I can use Vegan Foundry as a channel to help you out on your own journey!