After announcing a deal with Beyond Meat in February, McDonald’s announced this morning that it is Plant-based Beyond Meat ready to start selling burgers Next month at select locations.
Starting November 3, McPlant will be available at the fast food giant’s eight restaurants, including Irving & Carrollton, Texas, Cedar Falls, Iowa, Jennings & Lake Charles, Louisiana and El Segundo, and Manhattan Beach, California.
Still in the early stages, McDonald’s is offering the deal as a “test” of Beyond’s patties, which are made from plant-based ingredients including peas, rice and potatoes. The deal follows similar operations in several international locations, including Sweden, Denmark, the Netherlands, Austria and the UK/Ireland, the latter of which launched last month.
“The patty is served on sesame seed bread with tomatoes, lettuce, pickles, onions, mayonnaise, ketchup, mustard, and a slice of American cheese,” says McDonald’s. ” Your mileage may vary, depending on how that last sentence affects you.
The company says it will expand the McPlant line to include plant-based versions of chicken, pork and eggs.
In February, Beyond forged a partnership with Yum Brands, which includes KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell. Competitor Impossible Foods, meanwhile, has deals with Burger King, Starbucks, and White Castle.