CHICAGO – McDonald’s Corp. will launch a small-scale test of the McPlant in eight select stores for a limited time starting Nov. 3.
“The McPlant includes a plant-based patty co-developed with Beyond Meat that’s exclusive to McDonald’s and made from plant-based ingredients like peas, rice and potatoes,” the company said. “The patty is served on a sesame seed bun with tomato, lettuce, pickles, onions, mayonnaise, ketchup, mustard and a slice of American cheese. It has the iconic taste of a McDonald’s burger, because it is one.”
Cities with test locations will include Irving and Carrollton, Texas; Cedar Falls, Iowa; Jennings and Lake Charles, La.; and El Segundo and Manhattan Beach, Calif. McDonald’s previously introduced the McPlant in various markets abroad, including Sweden, Denmark, the Netherlands, Austria and most recently the United Kingdom.
The company noted that the McPlant in the United States contains non-plant-based ingredients such as American cheese and mayonnaise and cooked on the same grill as meat-based products and eggs. Guests can customize and request to hold the cheese and mayonnaise, or any other ingredients, McDonald’s said.