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McDonald’s to test McPlant Burger at 8 locations in 4 states next month

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Fast food giant McDonalds announced Thursday that it was ready to test its McPlant burger at a handful of locations across several states.


McDonald’s announced the burger a year ago, which uses a plant-based patty made by Beyond Meat. It’s made from peas, rice, and potatoes, and contains mayonnaise and cheese.


From November 3, the burger will be available in eight locations in Texas, Iowa and Louisiana, the chain said.


In February, Beyond Meat announced a three-year partnership with McDonald’s as a preferred supplier for McPlant. As part of the agreement, the companies will explore the development of other plant-based proteins to replace chicken, pork and eggs.


McDonald’s called the launch a little test and said it would be available at restaurants in Irving and Carrollton, Texas; Cedar Falls, Iowa; Jennings and Lake Charles, La., And El Segundo and Manhattan Beach, California.


The company has already introduced the McPlant in several European countries and Canada.


The burger giant is the newest chain to introduce plant-based food products. Burger King offers the Impossible Whopper, which is made by Beyond Meat competitor Impossible Foods. Impossible Nuggets was launched earlier this month.

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