This year, Canada was hit hard with a plant-based craze. From meatballs to eggs, fast-food chains across the country released all sorts of unique, meat-less options for customers to enjoy as an alternative to traditional animal products. Now, a major player in the food industry has decided to join the plant-based party! Ontario McDonald's Beyond Meat burgers will be hitting select stores this September, and it's about time!

McDonald's will be testing out a new plant-based burger in 28 Southwestern Ontario venues. The new food item will be available for a 12-week period, as McDonald's sees how well it does with Canadian customers. 

This will be the very first time that McDonald's has offered a Beyond Meat burger and will be following in the footsteps of other big chains such as Tim Hortons and A&W. The burger will be launched on September 30. 

The burger, named the P.L.T. (Plant, Lettuce, Tomato), contains a plant-based patty created exclusively by McDonald's to deliver customers the same, classic flavours the restaurant is known for.

The plant-filled patty will be sandwiched between a warm, sesame bun and will be dressed with tomato, pickles, lettuce, onions, ketchup, mayo-style sauce, mustard, and processed cheese. The limited patties contain no artificial flavours, colours, or preservatives. 

If you're ready to get your hands on this plant-based burger, now's the time! 

You can find a list of participating restaurants where you can get your hands on one of these juicy new burgers here. Note that the burger will be cooked on the same grill as meat and egg products. 


Tim Horton's recently explored several Beyond Meat menu items, offering customers plant-based breakfast sandwiches and burgers.

However, the chain announced this month that it will stop selling the plant-based options in all Canadian provinces except for Ontario and B.C. As Ontario was one of the places that responded so well to the Beyond Meat products, it makes sense that McDonald's decided to launch its new items here first!

McDonald's Beyond Meat Burger

Price: $6.49 + tax

Why You Need It: Try out the newest version of the Beyond Meat Burger at select McDonald's locations!

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