MCDONALD’S plans to roll out its meat-free McPlant burger to 600 more branches next month.
The McDonald’s patty, which has been designed in partnership with Beyond Meat, is made from plant-based ingredients such as peas, rice, and potatoes.
It comes topped with tomato, lettuce, pickles, onions, mayonnaise, ketchup, mustard and a slice of American cheese.
McDonald’s first launched the McPlant on November 3 at at eight U.S. restaurants in California, Iowa, Louisiana and Texas.
From February 14, the burger will also be sold at roughly 350 stores in Dallas-Forth Worth and 260 outlets in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Given the burger comes with American cheese and mayonnaise, it’s not suitable for vegans.
It’s also cooked on the same grill as meat-based products and eggs.
Before its arrival in the U.S., the McPlant burger was introduced overseas in Austria, Denmark, the Netherlands, Sweden and the UK.
Where else can you get a meatless patty?
McDonald’s is not the only fast-food chain that has a meatless patty.
Carl’s Jr’s current plant-based burger is called the Beyond Fiery Famous Star.
This burger comes topped with pepper jack cheese, pickled jalapeños and the “fiery sauce”.
Underneath the plant-based patty are crispy white onions, tomatoes and a single leaf of lettuce.
Burger King was the first fast-food franchise to launch a meatless burger back in August 2019. Burger King calls its meatless patty an Impossible Whopper.
Burger King is actually already testing new plant-based food products.
In October 2021, Burger King announced that it was going to release Impossible nuggets in Des Moines, Boston and Miami.
Below is a list of other places with a plant-based burger:
- Shake Shack
- Johnny Rockets
- The Habit
Meanwhile, KFC recently released plant-based chicken nuggets – and we made sure to review them.
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