© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: An indication selling McDonald’s “PLT” burger with a Past Meat plant-based patty at one among 28 check restaurant places in London, Ontario, Canada October 2, 2019. REUTERS/Moe Doiron/File Photograph
NEW YORK (Reuters) -McDonald’s Corp mentioned on Thursday it is going to broaden its U.S. check of a plant-based burger it created with vegan meat maker Past Meat (NASDAQ:) Inc to about 600 places subsequent month.
The eating places – in San Francisco, California and Dallas-Forth Price, Texas – will promote the so-called “McPlant” burger beginning Feb. 14 for so long as provides final as a way to “assist us perceive buyer demand,” the Chicago-based chain mentioned in a publish on its web site.
Shares of Past, which makes the McPlant patty from peas, rice and potatoes, opened about 6% greater.
McDonald’s (NYSE:) initially examined the burger in eight U.S. places in November.
In December, two Wall Road analysts forecast a significant U.S. enlargement of the McPlant.
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