McDonald’s testing out a plant-based burger

McDonald’s is expanding its menu vegan-style.

But before vegans everywhere rejoice, don’t celebrate too fast! Only locations in Southwestern Ontario will welcome the “PLT” burger — plant, lettuce, and tomato. The new vegan patty will be sold for a limited time starting Sept. 30.

Source: McDonald’s

The fast food chain teamed up with Beyond Meat for its newest item. The move doesn’t come long after Burger King’s release of its vegan Whopper, in partnership with the same company.

So here’s the breakdown. The vegan patty has no artificial colors, flavors, or preservatives. The PLT is available for $6.49 CAD and is part of a 12-week trial.

“McDonald’s has a proud legacy of fun, delicious and craveable food—and now, we’re extending that to a test of a juicy, plant-based burger,” VP of global menu strategy Ann Wahlgren said in a statement. “We’ve been working on our recipe and now we’re ready to hear feedback from our customers.”

Wahlgren says the company is “excited to hear what customers love about the P.L.T to help our global markets better understand what’s best for their customers.” In May, McDonald’s launched the “Big Vegan Burger TS,” which launched exclusively in Germany.

Now, we’re just waiting to see if the United States can get a little vegan love. But, if you’re traveling to Canada soon, grab a PLT and let us know your thoughts.