McDonald’s new vegan burger, the McPlant burger, is now available in Denmark and Sweden.
The McPlant Burger first hit the market as a trial item back in January, and it’s still going strong.
Bloomberg reported the McPlant burger contains a vegan pea protein patty made by Beyond Meat. The whole sandwich comes with lettuce, tomatoes, pickles, onions, mustard, ketchup, mayonnaise, and cheese. However, the burger can made-to-order to exclude the mayonnaise and cheese to be 100% vegan.
The burger is currently being tested in Sweden and Denmark as a menu-item, but McDonald’s hopes to roll out the sandwich at a larger scale.
“By being the market where McPlant is tested, we are given the opportunity to show that a plant-based burger has great potential on McDonald’s menu,” Joachim Knudsen, the CEO of McDonald’s Sweden, shared in a press release.
The McPlant burger trial is scheduled until March 15 in Sweden and April 12 in Denmark.
Not The First Vegan McDonald’s Burger
Back in September of 2019, Mcdonald’s did a trial of a custom-made Beyond Meat burger in Ontario, Canada. Since then, the company has added new locations of that burger across Canada.
“McDonald’s is expanding the global test of its plant-based burger to include 52 restaurants in Southwestern Ontario, starting January 14, 2020, for 12 weeks,” they revealed in a press release. That burger, the PLT (aka: the Plant, Lettuce, Tomato), is currently in the trial phase in Canada and will hopefully make its way to other countries, along with the McPlant.