Nov. 9 (UPI) — McDonalds will introduce plant-based burgers as a part of a brand new line of fake meat merchandise beginning in take a look at markets subsequent 12 months, the corporate stated Monday.

In an investor name, Ian Borden, the corporate’s worldwide president, stated the brand new “McPlant” merchandise would ultimately embrace hen and breakfast sausage.

Borden stated the corporate wouldn’t be partnering with different faux-meat distributors like Burger King has achieved with its Unattainable Whoppers made beneath partnership with Unattainable Burgers.

McPlant merchandise can be “crafted completely for McDonald’s by McDonald’s,” Borden stated.

McDonalds partnered with Past Meat final fall to launch a plant-based pilot patty for its “P.L.T.” or plant, lettuce and tomato sandwich, in chosen Canadian markets final 12 months, however then pulled it from the market.

“There are different plant-based burgers on the market, however the McPlant delivers our iconic style in a sink-your-teeth-in (and wipe-your-mouth) form of sandwich,” the corporate stated on a weblog put up. “It is made with a juicy, plant-based patty and served on a heat, sesame seed bun with all of the basic toppings.”

Quick-food and informal eating eating places have expanded into plant-based meat substitutes to attraction to extra ecologically acutely aware and youthful diners, stated a development report from worldwide meals consultants Baum + Whiteman final 12 months.

“As with plant-based meat substitutes, the thought is to wean the world off animals whose environmental prices seem unsustainable,” the report stated.

In 2019, KFC introduced a partnership with Past Meat to serve a plant-based vegetarian hen substitute.

Different eating places providing meat-substitutes embrace TGI Fridays, Subway, Carl’s Junior, Yard Home, BurgerFi, Del Taco, Hardees, Dunkin’ Donuts, White Fortress, Crimson Robin, Qdoba, Fatburger, HardRock Café, Cheesecake Manufacturing facility, Applebee’s and Little Caesars Pizza, in line with a 2020 tendencies report by Johns Hopkins College’s Heart for a Livable Future.