McDonald’s is planning to expand the test of its plant-based burger, the McPlant, to nearly 600 restaurant locations in the US.

The McPlant burger was created by McDonald’s in partnership with the vegan company Beyond Meat.

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Beginning from 14 February, the McPlant burger will be rolled out across participating restaurants in the Californian San Francisco Bay area and Dallas-Fort Worth area in Texas.

Customers in these two markets will be able to buy the burger for a limited period, as long as supplies last.

Last November, McDonald’s tested the McPlant burger across eight restaurants in Texas, Iowa, Louisiana and California.

In its latest statement, McDonald’s said: “McDonald’s USA is expanding the test to select restaurants in your area to help us understand customer demand.”

The burger features a vegetarian patty that McDonald’s co-developed with Beyond Meat.

Beyond Meat struck a deal with McDonald’s for the burger’s development in 2021.

The patty is made with plant-based ingredients, including peas, rice and potatoes.

McDonald’s has 14,000 restaurants in the US.

Earlier this month, McDonald’s launched the McPlant burger in the UK and Ireland (UK&I).

Prior to the launch, McDonald’s UK&I trialled the plant-based burger at more than 250 restaurants in 2021.

Rival Burger King, which is owned by Restaurant Brands International, added the plant-based Impossible Whopper to its menu more than two years ago.