McDonalds are cottoning onto the fact that many of us are looking for meat-free alternatives even when visiting fast-food joints. If the thought of giving up a meaty McDonalds fills you with fear, then it might be worth trying out the new plant based burger - that's meaty, even without the meat.
The P.L.T. (plant, lettuce, tomato) burger which is meatless and suitable for those of you that no longer eat meat, or are wanting to cut down, will go on sale in 28 Canadian McDonalds restaurants in Southwest Ontario, including Toronto.
As this is a trial, they will only be available for 12 weeks from Monday. Should they prove popular, you can bet your bottom dollar that McDonalds will roll them out across all of their outlets.
Providing McDonalds cook the P.L.T. burgers on a separate grill, then they will be suitable for vegetarians. As it contains processed cheese, it may not be suitable for vegans - McDonalds are yet to confirm if this is the case. You can of course, customise your burger to remove the cheese.
The PLT burger is made up with a Beyond Meat patty, sesame seed bun, tomato, lettuce, pickles, onions, mayo-style sauce, ketchup, mustard and processed cheese slice.
All it'll cost is $6.49 in Canadian dollars, which isn't as much as we thought it would be.
The patties themselves are made by Beyond Meat and are completely vegan-friendly. Even meat-eaters will be easily duped, as these are made to look like the real deal - and even bleed like a traditional beefburger.
With huge emphasis placed on Climate Change just now, it's easy to see why McDonalds are to release this meat-free burger.
Will you be trying the new McDonalds P.L.T.?