Producers of The Meatless Burger
In recent years there has been a growing trend towards meatless burger production and the demand has grown even more in recent years. Impossible Foods headquartered in Redwood City launched in 2011 to find a 100% plant based burger. Impossible Foods is made of food scientist and genetic engineers which work totally with plant proteins. After five years of research at their Redwood City labs Impossible Foods was prepared to launch their solution to a more healthier burger alternative. What sets the Impossible Burger apart from other vegetable burgers is the quality of its 100% plant based burger look.
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All Burger Qualities
The Impossible Burger looks, feels, tastes, cooks, and “bleeds” like beef, but remains 100% plant based without any chemical additives. The Impossible Foods scientist found a soybean protein called “heme,” which makes beef taste like meat. Heme has always been around for thousands of years,but Impossible Foods has discovered a version of heme which is also located in the soybean root, which produces the taste beef. The heme found in animals is identical to the heme found in plants. It is heme which gives the Impossible Burger its unique quality of tasting like beef.
Launch of Impossible Burger
The launch of the Impossible Burger came in mid 2016. The Impossible Burger was showcased at a major New York upscale restaurant owned and operated by David Chang. The Impossible Burger was met with great reviews by vegans and foodies and its popularity spread thru the food industry rapidly thereafter. Owing to its popularity the Impossible Burger request grew into the thousands from many fast-food purveyors. OSI Group was approached by Impossible Foods and offered a co-production agreement allowing OSI Group to produce the Impossible Burger inside of its Chicago plant.
Chicago Production Plant
OSI Group designed a Impossible Burger production facility in one of its Chicago plant very close to the 68,000 square foot Impossible Foods facility in Oakland. OSI Group has had a rich history as McDonalds primary meat packer since 1955. OSI and McDonalds continue to work closely together and there was no mention whether McDonalds would be carrying the Impossible Burger on its menu. Source: https://www.bloomberg.com/profile/company/1533234Z:US