MANHATTAN BEACH (CBSLA) — Hungry for a PLT? That would be a plant-based patty, lettuce and tomato, which will be available at select McDonald’s locations starting today.
McDonald’s is testing the McPlant at eight of the chain’s restaurants across the nation. Two of those locations are right here in Southern California, at Manhattan Beach and El Segundo.READ MORE: Chanukah Celebrations Stress Message Of "Light Over Darkness" In Trying Times
The star of the McPlant burger is a plant-based patty, which was developed in partnership with Beyond Meat and is exclusive to McDonald’s, which is made up of ingredients like peas, rice, and potatoes. It comes on McDonald’s famed sesame seed bun with tomato, lettuce, pickles, onions, mayonnaise, ketchup, mustard, and a slice of cheese. While the McPlant contains a plant-based patty, it is not truly vegetarian since it contains cheese, mayonnaise and is cooked on the same grill as their meats and eggs.READ MORE: Authorities Investigating Fatal North Hollywood Shooting On Monday Evening
The new burger option has already won fans on social media, with some claiming it tastes just like any other McDonald’s burger.
Can confirm, the McPlant burger is 10/10
— Nick Knows It 🌊🏳️🌈 (@Nick12604) November 3, 2021
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Verdict on the McPlant is that it tastes exactly what I remember McDonald's burgers tasted like.
It's pretty decent. pic.twitter.com/MLdrjbzylk
— norespawns (@norespawns) October 31, 2021
The McPlant has already been introduced to other international markets, like Sweden, Denmark, the Netherlands, Austria, and the U.K. It will be available at its test locations while supplies last.