October 14 (NWN) – Fast food giant McDonalds announced Thursday that it is ready to test its McPlant burger at multiple locations in multiple states.
McDonald’s announced a hamburger that uses a plant-based patty made by Beyond Meat a year ago. It is made with peas, rice and potatoes and includes mayonnaise and cheese.
Starting November 3, the burger will be available in eight stores in Texas, Iowa and Louisiana.
In February, Beyond Meat announced a three-year partnership with McDonald’s to be its preferred supplier for McPlant. As part of the agreement, the companies will explore the possibility of developing other plant-based proteins to replace chicken, pork and eggs.
McDonald’s called the rollout a small test and said it will be available at restaurants in Irving and Carrollton, Texas; Cedar Falls, Iowa; Jennings and Lake Charles, Louisiana, and El Segundo and Manhattan Beach, California.
The company has already launched McPlant in select countries in Europe and Canada.
The burger giant is the latest chain to switch to plant-based foods. Burger King offers the Impossible Whopper, made by Impossible Foods, a Beyond Meat rival. He released the Impossible Nuggets earlier this month.