If you are one of those people who were wondering whether plant-based food alternatives are really a thing, here's your proof. McDonald's has joined forces with Beyond Meat and plans to test the McPlant burger and a new slate of plant-based products in some markets next year. In addition, as a result of the pandemic McDonald's is also testing automated order taking, dedicated drive-through lanes for online orders and a restaurant designs with no dining rooms. When the world's largest fast food chain makes these kinds of pivots, you know times have changed.
The burger company said Monday that it would test a slate of new plant-based products in some markets next year. McDonald’s ran a pilot program earlier this year in Canada to sell patties made by Beyond Meat Inc., a leader in the market to sell new plant-based products that closely mimic meat.