McDonald’s has officially launched the first McPlant, veggie burgers options into its McMenu, along with plant-based chicken and even vegan breakfast sandwiches. As McDonald’s’s fast sales have decreased due to an increasingly health-conscious population, this might be their last chance at changing their image. Hoping to appeal to vegetarians at 3am after a fun night out; because, let’s face it, no vegan will opt to have a “healthy” lunch at McDonald’s.
Even though this is a massive leap for McDonald’s, other fast-food companies, such as Burger King and Popeyes, had already added plant-based options to their menus three years ago. It was about time for McDonald’s to join the bandwagon.
What this means for the climate:
- Livestock are responsible for 14.5 percent of all anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions = less meat patties = less methane
- As demand for beyond burgers increases its price will slowly be as competitive as meat options.
- McDonalds sources its meat from shady Brazilian meat companies, that are driving deforestation in the Amazon
- If McDonalds feels the heat, then vegans are becoming mainstream.