McPLANT: McDonald's Long-Awaited Plant-Based Menu Coming In 2021

McDonald's has been taking its time when it comes to adding plant-based foods to its menu. Outside of a couple of international tests and launches, the burger chain hasn't added anything vegan to its dining options, and now we know why: the burger giant was working on making its own forms of plant-based meat. This new platform of items — called McPlant — will start with a plant-based burger test that will happen in select markets globally in 2021. The plan is to bring this, along with meat-free chicken and breakfast offerings, to McDonald's locations over the next few years. McPlant is crafted exclusively for McDonald’s by McDonald’s and could extend across a line of plant-based products including burgers, chicken-substitutes and breakfast sandwiches. How their take on a plant-based burger will stack up to what's already out there, however, remains to be seen.