McDonald’s announces plans to test McPlant plant-based burger


McDonald’s announced to investors on Monday that they plan to test the McPlant, a plant-based burger, in 2021.

According to CNBC, International President Ian Borden said that McPlant was created “by McDonald’s and for McDonald’s.” and could potentially expand to include chicken-like substitutes.

No supplier has been disclosed, although a spokesperson for Beyond Meat said in a statement to CNBC that the company co-created the plant-based patty that will be available as part of the McPlant line.

McDonald’s tested pea protein-based patties from California-based Beyond Meat at Canadian restaurants earlier this year, but it ended the trial in April.

The fast food giant joins the likes of Burger King, who faced backlash in the ag community with the roll-out of their plant-based burger.