Popular meat processing company OSI Group has partnered up with Impossible Foods to create meatless burger patties.
According to a statement released by OSI, the popular meat products manufacturer will be giving access to its facilities to plant-based protein company Impossible Foods. The California-based Impossible Foods will be using this infrastructure to create burger patties to support its Impossible Whopper collaboration with Burger King.
Made out of a plant based protein that still tastes, looks and feels like meat, the Impossible Whopper has been earning praise left, right, and center by food enthusiasts – especially those who are enamored by vegetarian-friendly alternatives for popular fast food.
Launched in over 7,000 Burger King locations all over the U.S., the Impossible Whopper has spiked in popularity. While the company had been expecting such a response, it had not imagined that customers’ requirements for the Impossible Whopper would be this significant.
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But given that Impossible Foods had already been seeing hiked demands for production given its collaboration with restaurants such as White Castle, it had already tapped external resources in order to meet demand before its customers could start getting disappointed.
That’s when the company based its eyes on OSI Group, which has been a long time supplier of meat patties and products to industrial clients, such as McDonald’s.
Based out of Aurora, Illinois, OSI Group is one of the largest meat and food processing companies on the planet. It has been supplying McDonald’s with its iconic burger patties since the food chain’s early days.
Since OSI Group is known for its innovation, it seemed to be a great fit for the unconventional brand of Impossible Foods, which will be supporting the company with its process to create its plant based protein patties.
This way, OSI Group will be preparing the Impossible Whopper patties in its Chicago facilities in order to supply them to Burger King.
Both companies are planning to extend this collaboration to other restaurants, but none of them have divulged any further details regarding the logistics of the current process. Seeing that Impossible Foods has already doubled the count of its production, this possibility doesn’t seem to be too far off in the future.