Friday, September 27, 2019

McDonald’s to test Beyond Meat pattie

McDonald’s Canada will soon launch a test of a Beyond Meat pattie.

The test will be in about 100 outlets in Southwestern Ontario, including London and Sarnia, and may lead to global sales in about 100 countries.

The test begins a week after Tim Horton’s dropped Beyond Meat patties and sausages from its outlets, with the exception of British Columbia and Ontario.

More than a year ago, Beyond Meat made its Canadian fast-food restaurant debut via A&W outlets.

McDonald’s will call it PLT, for protein, lettuce and tomato. It will be priced at $6.49.

In 2002, McDonald’s introduced Veggie Deluxe burgers made mainly of soybean protein. It withdrew them in 2005.