Sysco's Parnership with Beyond Meat Propels Plant-Based Burgers into 2K Restaurants
by Melissa De Leon, AndNowUKnow.com
Nov. 10th, 2017
EL SEGUNDO, CA – Beyond Meat®, the maker of the plant-based Beyond Burger® that looks, cooks, and tastes like beef, is experiencing explosive growth over the past several months. After announcing a partnership with Sysco’s Cutting Edge Solutions program, the company's burgers have been added to more than 2,000 menus spread across various foodservice outlets including restaurants, hotels, college campuses, and professional sports teams’ training camps.
In a recent press release, the company reported a number of new partners picking up the burger—restaurants like Delilah LA, The Moonlighter in Chicago, The Distillery NYC, and The Hamilton Inn in Jersey City, that seek to appeal to meat eaters and vegetarians alike. And, according to that press release, Beyond Meat’s existing partners have also seen impressive growth in Beyond Burger sales.
“In the first three months, we’ve sold more than 20,000 Beyond Burgers which equates to about 10% of burger/sandwich sales and is exceeding our sales expectations. Those numbers continue to grow each week,” said David Friedman, Founder & CEO of Epic Burger in meat-centric Chicago.
Altogether, the Beyond Burger is now available in more than 5,000 restaurants and grocery stores. And the company noted that it is proud to partner with several nationwide food and hospitality partners including:
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