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.