McDonald's Introduces Carb Free Burger, But How Much Of A Big Mac's Soul Is In The Bun?

05/08/2015 11:39 BST | Updated 05/08/2015 15:00 BST

Whether it's been years or hours since you last stepped into a McDonald's you can't fault the retailer for trialling new things in a bid to stay relevant with the public.

The company launched their 'Create Your Own Taste' kiosk in Australia last year - where you select from a range of food items - in a bid to cater to broader, healthy living preferences. Yesterday it launched for the first time in New York City.

Among these is the option to choose lettuce instead of a bread bun. Springfield McDonald's in Queensland, Australia posted a picture on Instagram of what these look like.

'Lettuce' introduce you to our famous #lettuceburgers . All the same ingredients packed into a couple of large lettuce leaves!

A photo posted by McDonald's Springfield (@springfieldmaccas) on

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  • Although lettuce doesn't have the same absorption capabilities as bread which means it's a messier meal, Femail writer Lauren Grounsell tried it and said: "Taste wise is was really no different from a regular burger, minus the bread."

    The Create Your Taste menu has had good reviews so far.

    You choose your preferences at the kiosk and then a McDonald's employee delivers it to you at your table. It's a world away from burgers with unidentifiable cheese (now the choices include shaved Parmesan and Swiss).

    Heck, you can even get some herb aioli.

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    Here's hoping it comes to the UK although we somehow feel that for the post-pub crowd, a lettuce or brioche bun ain't going to cut it.

    Here are some more inspirational lettuce burger photos to change your mind, however...

    A photo posted by Bianca (@biinxx) on

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