Plant options have become all the rage these last few years.

We've seen plant-friendly options be released by White Castle, KFC, The Cheesecake Factory and Burger King so it is no surprise that McDonalds has followed suit.

The fast food chain announced the release of the McPlant which is, yes you guessed it, a plant-based burger.

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McDonald's is describing it as, "a delicious plant-based burger crafted for McDonald's, by McDonald's, and with the kind of crave-able McDonald's flavor our customers love." 

This new formula for plant-based products could soon extend to chicken-substitutes and breakfast sandwiches as well.

But there is a small problem.

The CEO of Beyond Meat -- a company who has created countless meatless options for other fast food chains -- is speaking out saying that McDonald's did actually collaborate with them when making the McPlant burger.

"Beyond Meat and McDonald's, 'co-created the plant-based patty which will be available as part of their McPlant platform,'" said a spokesperson for Beyond Meat.

Since this news broke, McDonalds has not publicly acknowledged the partnership with Beyond Meat.

So the good news: McDonald's lovers will have a plant-based patty to enjoy in the USA soon.

The bad news: This could bring some real legal problems for McDonald's if they don't handle this issue soon.

Take a look at the original sources of this article at FoxBusiness.com and TechCrunch.com.