Even McDonald’s has announced that it will start selling meat-free burgers as the number of vegetarians grows in line with health concerns, animal rights activism and awareness of the climate crisis.
The world’s largest fast-food restaurant chain, which is identified with the Big Mac product, announced that it will begin to try the McPlant menu, which is an alternative to meat, plant-based McPlant, one by one in various markets from next year.
US-based McDonald’s had previously collaborated with Beyond Meat, a plant-based meat company, to sell a burger containing meatballs made from herbal products in Canada.
The supplier is not clear
However, following McPlant’s announcement by McDonald’s, Beyond Meat’s shares fell heavily. It was stated that this was due to the uncertainty of who the fast-food restaurant chain would supply alternatives to meat from. While McDonald’s was reluctant to reveal which supplier to use for McPlant products, Beyond Meat made a statement that it is still in the business: “Beyond Meat and McDonald’s co-created plant-based patties that will be sold as part of the McPlant platforms.” Ian Borden, who manages the international operations of the chain, said “McPlant has been specially prepared for McDonald’s by McDonald’s”.