McDonald s is finally going to get a taste of the McPlant Burger as McDonald s rolls out tests for the pea protein-based sandwich in four U.S. states.
In a news release, the fast food giant announced that its McPlant Burger will be tested for a limited time at eight McDonald s restaurants in specific cities like Irving and Carrollton, Texas; Cedar Falls, Iowa; Jennings and Lake Charles, Louisiana; and El Segundo and Manhattan Beach, California.
The burgers are ordered while supplies last.
The McPlant Burger is a menu item from McDonald s co-developed with Beyond Meat, a leading plant-based meat manufacturer.
Patties from this burger innovation are made with peas, rice, potatoes and other ingredients that are unique to McDonald's. Much like other burgers on McDonald's menu, the McPlant Burger is served with a sesame seed bun, tomatoes, lettuce, pickles, onions, mayonnaise, ketchup, mustard and American cheese.
The McPlant Burger has been successfully tested in Europe through the Kingdom of Sweden, Denmark, Austria, the Netherlands, the U.K. and Ireland.
In September, McDonald confirmed to FOX Business that their McDonald s UK&I division would test a vegan-friendly version of McPlant Burger which has plant-based cheese. A press release at the time explained that this menu item would become available nationwide in January 2022.
The McPlant Burger that will be served in the U.S. won't qualify as vegan due to its use of American cheese, but the small-scale test will help the restaurant chain understand the menu item s impact on operational kitchens and crew.
's participating restaurants have not been named.