McDonald’s is seriously naming its plant-based burger ‘McPlant’

And it’s taking yet another crack at the chicken sandwich. In a conference call today, McDonald’s announced its own plant-based burger, which has been dubbed the “McPlant.” The burger is created “by McDonald’s and for McDonald’s,” International President Ian Borden said. The McPlant will be added to menus in 2021. Let’s say the name again because it sounds like a joke: McPlant. Over the past couple of years, basically every fast food chain has released a meatless burger. White Castle made a slider using Impossible Foods, Chipotle stuffs burritos with tofu-based Sofritas, and Burger King, Del Taco, KFC and Qdoba have all introduced plant-based meat. “In just one year, plant-based meat went from something very few Americans had heard of to something that 40 percent of us have tried,” wrote Kelsey Piper for Vox. Rather than the bean-laden veggie burgers of yore, these meat substitutes aim to recreate the texture and taste of meat. And while they can be eaten by vegetarians and…