Purveyor of Happy Meals and Big Macs around the world, McDonald's announced Tuesday that they would open their first ever Vegetarian restaurants in India next year.

The fast food chain has been in India for nearly two-decades surving the likes of masala fries and mutton burgers as opposed to beef, but for a country like India where the vegeterian consumer is at a high, there were limited options.

In an attempt to appeal to this clientele the company has decided to open vegeterian restaurants near the Golden Temple in Amristar and near a Hindu shrine in Jammu and Kashmir.

In India, McDonald's has 270 outlets which makes up for less than 1 percent of the company's worldwide scope. There has been a lot of controversy about McDonald's appearance in India, partly because of their beef burgers which in India, with about 80 percent Hindus making up the country that do not eat beef, they don't sell beef products in their stores.

In the U.S. McDonald's accounts for 3 percent of all beef consumption according to Meat Trade News Daily.

A decade ago there was an even bigger controversy when it was revealed that the beef flavoring was in the fat used to make French Fries causing Hindu activists to protest Mcdonald's in India.

The New York Times reported that in 2003, all of Mcdonald's mayonnaise was made without eggs and that they used two separate burger cooking lines, one for vegetarian and one for meat.

The opening of vegetarian McDonalds brings forth its own set of controversies. An official from the Swadeshi Jagran Manch, abranch of the Hindu nationalist group Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh, told The Daily Telegraph of Britain that Mcdonald's is an "organization associated with cow slaughter," and it is attempting to humiliate Hindus by opening up locations in religious areas. "We are definitely going to fight it," he added.

Options such as the McAloo Tikki, a burger made with spicy breaded potato patty, red onions and a vegetable sauce will be on the menu.

McDonald's in India also offers a McAloo Tikki, a burger made with a spicy breaded potato patty, red onions, tomatoes and a vegetable sauce.

McDonald's said in a statement that the vegetarian chain,"further speaks to McDonald's efforts to cater to local tastes."