McDonald’s New Plant-Based Menu
Laura Lee - November 15, 2020

It Couldn't Be Done

By Edgar Guest

Somebody said that it couldn't be done But he with a chuckle replied That "maybe it couldn't," but he would be one Who wouldn't say so till he'd tried. So he buckled right in with the trace of a grin On his face. If he worried he hid it. He started to sing as he tackled the thing That couldn't be done, and he did it!

Somebody scoffed: "Oh, you'll never do that; At least no one ever has done it;" But he took off his coat and he took off his hat And the first thing we knew he'd begun it. With a lift of his chin and a bit of a grin, Without any doubting or quiddit, He started to sing as he tackled the thing That couldn't be done, and he did it.

There are thousands to tell you it cannot be done, There are thousands to prophesy failure, There are thousands to point out to you one by one, The dangers that wait to assail you. But just buckle in with a bit of a grin, Just take off your coat and go to it; Just start in to sing as you tackle the thing That "cannot be done," and you'll do it.

McDonald’s has announced that they are going to take a stab at meatless burgers. “We think our culinary team nailed it,” McDonald’s said about its new in-house plant-based protein. And we are so here for it! It’s pretty wild to think that the fast-food joint we all know and love for their hamburgers has embraced plant-based alternatives.  On November 9, the fast-food chained confirmed that it will soon offer its very own plant-based protein, which they’re calling the McPlant. McDonald’s will begin testing the new menu item in select regions globally in 2021 before a wide-scale rollout. The McPlant will be used in burgers, breakfast sandwiches and other items.


A selection of foods from McDonald's new 'Real Life Choices' menu are displayed January 7, 2004, in New York City.

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But that isn’t all the exciting news! McDonald’s also unveiled plans for a new Crispy Chicken Sandwich becoming available early next year. “McPlant is crafted exclusively for McDonald’s, by McDonald’s,” Ian Borden, McDonald’s international president, said at a virtual investor meeting on Monday, according to USA Today. “In the future, McPlant could extend across a line of plant-based products including burgers, chicken-substitutes and breakfast sandwiches.”


In a blog post, McDonald’s said they began testing their first plant-based burger in Canada last year. “Based on what we learned and an encouraging response, we’re excited to give you a sneak preview of the McPlant – a delicious plant-based burger crafted for McDonald’s, by McDonald’s, and with the kind of craveable McDonald’s flavor our customers love.” In the corporate blog post previewing upcoming brand developments, McDonald’s said, “we think our culinary team nailed it” in regards to the McPlant. “There are other plant-based burgers out there, but the McPlant delivers our iconic taste in a sink-your-teeth-in (and wipe-your-mouth) kind of sandwich,” read the blog entry. “It’s made with a juicy, plant-based patty and served on a warm, sesame seed bun with all the classic toppings.” Well, we’re sure excited to order one (or two)!