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Beyond Meat inks deals with McDonald's, Yum Brand restaurants

Beyond Meat-Fast Food
Posted at 1:11 PM, Feb 26, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-26 16:12:29-05

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. — Plant-based food company Beyond Meat will be partnering with several fast-food chains in the coming years to expand to products that could eventually include a plant-based burger, chalupa or toppings on a stuffed-crust pizza.

Beyond Meat on Thursday announced distribution agreements with McDonald’s as well as Yum Brands, the parent company of KFC, Taco Bell and Pizza Hut.

The California-based food company says will develop plant-based products for all the restaurants, with exclusive menu items for each brand.

Last year, KFC previewed Beyond Fried Chicken products at a few locations. In late 2019, McDonald's carried the Beyond Burger at a few locations in Ontario, Canada.

Last summer, Starbucks started offering plant-based meat products from Beyond Meat's competitor, Impossible Foods.