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McDonald's Begins Testing McPlant Burger At Manhattan Beach, El Segundo Locations

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.

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.

The new burger option has already won fans on social media, with some claiming it tastes just like any other McDonald's burger.

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.

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