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A mum who has been vegetarian for 45 years was left horrified after biting down into her McDonald's veggie burger only to find she'd actually been given fried chicken.
Louise Davies, 50, said she 'immediately' vomited after chomping into the burger and felt so unwell she couldn't eat for the next 12 hours, Gloucestershire Live reports.
Louise visited the McDonald's drive-thru in Hardwicke, Gloucester, with her 11-year-old daughter as a treat as she'd just broken up for the school holidays.
She ordered a Vegetable Deluxe burger for herself, which should have contained two red pepper and pesto goujons, but when she bit into the burger Louise quickly realised she'd been served meat.
She said: "I immediately was sick because I haven't eaten meat in over 40 years. The texture and everything... I just had to rush to the toilet.
"That's the effect meat will have on me. Even the smell of it, I don't like.
"I didn't actually eat it, I bit into it and straight away I vomited. I spat it out and threw up.
"I didn't think to look in it, I just thought it was a veggie burger."
Louise said she was unable to eat for 12 hours after biting into the chicken burger as she was feeling so unwell.
McDonald's has apologised for the mistake and has vowed to launch an investigation into what happened.
But Louise has said she will no longer be able to trust the fast-food chain following the incident.
She added: "It just reminded me of being a child in my grandma's kitchen, just the taste of it. It made me feel sick even then.
"I now can't trust anything from McDonald's to be vegetarian. It's not the best place to get vegetarian food to be honest if they're that careless. I feel upset and a bit betrayed."
A spokesperson for McDonald's said: "We absolutely recognise that it is not acceptable to serve meat when our vegetarian product has been ordered, and we sincerely apologise to the customer for the mistakes that were made in this case.
"This was simply not good enough.
"We have a number of procedures in place to avoid inaccurate orders, but in this case these were clearly not followed, and we are looking into why this occurred."
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