McDonald’s will be conducting a 12-week test of a new plant-based burger called the P.L.T., which stands for Plant. Lettuce. Tomato. Unfortunately, for vegans and vegetarians in the US, this testing will be taking place at 28 locations in Southwestern Ontario, Canada.
The meatless burgers are made by Beyond Meat. The patties are plant-based and have been exclusively created by McDonald’s and for McDonald’s. However, McDonald's did note that the burger won't be 100% vegan. The P.L.T.'s description states: "Cooked on the same grill as other burgers, meat-based products, and eggs." This will definitely be a difficult decision for vegans and vegetarians, at least until McDonald's figures how they will deal with the grills so that veggie patties won't come in contact with meat and other animal products.
Burger King also has a plant-based patty that's now known as the Impossible Burger and it's available nationwide. Those patties are made by Impossible Foods.
Reactions on why this testing isn't being done in the US are pouring and people in the 305 are among those that want the burgers available in their hometown.
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