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McDonald’s to roll out McPlant burger in selected venues this month

It’s so close we can almost taste it (Picture: PA)

McDonald’s has a new meat-free option that will be available in selected UK restaurants later this month.

And it looks like people living in the Midlands will be some of the first to try it.

The fast food chain is rolling out its new McPlant burger in 10 stores in and around Coventry from September 29.

But those living elsewhere in the UK will have to wait a little longer to get their mitts on it.

In October, another 250 stores will debut the new plant-based option. However, the official launch is set to be on January 1 2022 – to coincide with Veganuary.

McDonald’s has spent the last three years researching and developing the burger – which has been co-created with Beyond Meat.

While the burger is plant-based and made with pea protein, it still comes in at 429 calories (for context, a beef quarter pounder is 518).

It’s also cooked separately from other items on the McDonald’s menu – even with different utensils, to avoid contamination. 

We tried the McPlant burger – this is what we thought:

As vegan and plant burgers go, this is definitely one of the better ones.

Made in collaboration with Beyond Meat, the patty itself resembles a meaty one.

While the texture is different to beef and chicken, what stands out the most is that the burger still retains the classic McDonald’s flavour. So you instantly know it’s from the fast food chain.

The McPlant is also a really tasty burger. It’s not dry at all (as lots of vegan burgers can be) and it’s pretty filling. So it leaves you feeling satisfied – as any fast food should.

It also has all the elements of a classic McDonald’s burger: a juicy patty topped with gherkins, tomato, lettuce, and ketchup and a vegan burger sauce in a classic sesame seed bun. 

Even the vegan cheese, made with pea protein, is a great imitation of American cheese.

Overall the burger is likely to impress vegans and meat-eaters alike.

Customers may not opt for this over a beef quarter pounder every time, but it’s good to know the option is there and the standard is high.

Where can you get the McDonald’s McPlant burger?

From September 29

  • Cross Cheaping 
  • Coventry Alvis 
  • Coventry Canley
  • West Orchards 
  • Gallagher Retail Park 
  • Coventry-Binley
  • Nuneaton 
  • Coventry Walsgrave 
  • Nuneaton DT
  • Nuneaton – Asda

From October 13

  • Abbey Centre
  • Abbey Lane
  • Anniesland
  • Antrim – The Junction Retail Park
  • Asda Longbenton
  • Asda Morley
  • Asda Norwich
  • Barton Mills
  • Beaumont Leys
  • Beccles
  • Bedminster
  • Belfast – Boucher Road
  • Belfast – Mckinstry Road
  • Belfast Knocknagoney Road
  • Belfast Shore Road
  • Birmingham – Chelmsley Wood
  • Birmingham – Small Heath
  • Birmingham – Temple Row
  • Birmingham Bristol Rd
  • Birmingham Fort
  • Birstall
  • Black Cat Southampton
  • Boongate Peterborough
  • Bordesley Green
  • Bourges Boulevard
  • Bow – Payne Road
  • Braehead
  • Brampton Hut – Huntingdon
  • Bristol
  • Bristol Bedminster
  • Bristol Brislington
  • Bristol Cribbs
  • Bristol Filton
  • Bristol Fishponds
  • Bristol Hengrove
  • Bristol Horsefair
  • Bristol Longwell Green
  • Bristol Patchway
  • Broadlands
  • Bury St.Edmunds
  • Byker
  • Cambridge
  • Cambridge – Newmarket Road
  • Cambridge Circus
  • Cambridge Services
  • Campbells Meadow Kings Lynn
  • Capitol Shopping Park – Cardiff
  • Cardiff – Excelsior Road
  • Cardiff – Ty Glas Avenue
  • Cardiff 1
  • Cardiff Bay
  • Cardiff Culverhouse Cross
  • Cardiff Longwood Drive
  • Cardiff Newport Rd
  • Cardiff St Marys Street
  • Caxton Gibbet
  • Chesterton
  • Coast Road, Newcastle
  • Conswater
  • Cosham
  • Coventry Alvis
  • Coventry Canley
  • Coventry Walsgrave
  • Coventry-Binley
  • Cross Cheaping
  • Crow Road
  • Crystal Peaks
  • Dereham
  • Donegal Place
  • Drakehouse
  • Dublin, Grafton St
  • Dublin, Ilac Centre
  • Dublin, Mary Street
  • Dublin, O’Connell Br.
  • Dublin, O’Connell St
  • Dublin, Temple-Bar
  • Dundonald
  • Edinburgh
  • Edinburgh – Corstorphine
  • Edinburgh – Newbridge
  • Edinburgh – Straiton
  • Felixstowe
  • Finnieston
  • Fosse Park
  • Gallagher Retail Park
  • Gapton Hall
  • Glasgow – Great Western Retail Park
  • Glasgow – Kirkintilloch
  • Glasgow – London Road
  • Glasgow – Silverburn
  • Wigston
  • Yardley
  • Glasgow – Easterhouse
  • Glasgow Fort – Morrisons
  • Glengormley
  • Gorgie Road
  • Gosforth Park
  • Great Yarmouth
  • Great Yarmouth 3
  • Greenwich-Cutty Sark
  • Hagley Rd
  • Havant
  • Hedge End
  • Helen St
  • Hillsborough
  • Hinckley – Dodwells Road
  • Hinckley DT
  • Hunslet
  • Huntingdon – Tower Field
  • Ipswich – Ravenswood
  • Ipswich Cardinal Park
  • Ipswich Ranelagh Rd
  • Ipswich Tavern Street
  • Ipswich Whitehouse
  • Killingworth Centre
  • Kings Lynn
  • Kings Norton
  • Kingston Park
  • Kinnaird Park
  • Kitts Green
  • Leeds – Colton Mill
  • Leeds – Elland Road
  • Leeds – Kirkstall
  • Leeds – Oakwood
  • Leeds 1
  • Leeds 2
  • Leeds-Central Station
  • Leeds, Bond Street
  • Leicester – Meridian Way
  • Leicester Eastgates
  • Leicester Market Street
  • London 185-187 Oxford Street
  • London 291 Oxford St
  • London Argyle St
  • London Baker Street
  • London Balham
  • London Bethnal Green
  • London Bham – Stephenson Place
  • London Brixton
  • London Brompton Rd
  • London Camberwell
  • London Camden
  • London Canning Town – Hallsville Quarter
  • London Catford 2
  • London Chancery Lane
  • London Chelsea Kings Road
  • London City Road
  • London Clapham
  • London Clapham Junction
  • London Commercial Road
  • London Dalston
  • London Deptford
  • London Earls Court
  • London Edgware Road
  • London Eltham
  • London Fulham
  • London Hackney
  • London Hammersmith 2 Broadway Centre
  • London Highbury Corner
  • London Highway Shadwell
  • London Holborn
  • London Holloway Road
  • London Islington
  • London Kensington
  • London Kentish Town
  • London Kilburn
  • London Killingbeck
  • London Kings Cross
  • London Kings Cross – Ex Wendys
  • London Leicester Square
  • London Lewisham
  • London Liverpool Street
  • London London Bridge
  • London Maryhill
  • London Notting Hill Gate
  • London Nuneaton
  • London Old Kent Road Dt
  • London Oxford Street 1
  • London Peckham+C44
  • London Pollokshaws
  • London Putney
  • London Queensway
  • Woolwich – Church Street
  • Yardley Wood
  • London Road Edinburgh
  • London Seven Sisters
  • London Shaftesbury Avenue – 2
  • London Shepherds Bush
  • London Springburn
  • London St Martins Lane
  • London St Pauls
  • London Strand
  • London Stratford The Mall
  • London Streatham Place
  • London Swiss Cottage
  • London Victoria
  • London Victoria Place
  • London Victoria Station
  • London Walworth Rd
  • London Wandsworth
  • London Wandsworth Drive-thru
  • London Wandsworth Road
  • London Warren Street
  • London West One Shopping Centre
  • London Westfield Stratford City
  • London Woolwich
  • Lowestoft Kirley
  • Lowestoft Pakefield
  • Manchester Oxford Road
  • Manchester Piccadilly Gardens
  • Meadowhall 2
  • Meadowhall
  • Milngavie
  • New Oscott
  • Newcastle – Grainger Street
  • Newcastle-Under-Lyme
  • Newport IOW
  • Northfield
  • Norwich – Chapelfields
  • Norwich – Hay Hill
  • Norwich – Thickthorn
  • Norwich Boundary Road
  • Norwich Longwater
  • Norwich Tuckswood
  • Nuneaton – Asda
  • Nuneaton DT
  • Parkhead
  • Port Glasgow – Retail Park
  • Portsmouth
  • Portsmouth – Fratton
  • Portsmouth – Fratton Del. Kitchen
  • Portsmouth – North Harbour
  • Portsmouth Ocean Retail Park
  • Princes Street
  • Queensgate Peterborough
  • Ryde IOW
  • Saintfield Road
  • Sauchiehall Street
  • Seafield Road
  • Sheffield – Archer Road
  • Sheffield – Darnall Road
  • Sheffield – Farm Road
  • Sheffield 2
  • Sheffield Handsworth
  • Shirley Road Southampton
  • Snetterton A11
  • South Andrew Street
  • Southampton – Millbrook
  • Southampton – West Quay
  • Southampton Esplanade
  • St Enoch Centre
  • Stamfordham Road
  • Star City
  • Stechford
  • Swaffham
  • Swansea
  • Swansea – Cwmdu
  • Swansea – Fabian Way
  • Swansea M4 Junction 47
  • Swansea Morriston
  • Tankersley
  • Telford Road
  • Thetford – Forest Retail Park
  • Thornliebank
  • Thurmaston
  • Tooton
  • Trongate
  • Waverley Market
  • West Bromwich 3
  • West Lynn
  • West Orchards
  • Westwood
  • White Rose Centre
  • Whittlesford
  • Wroxham
  • Yorkshire Grey

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