Beyond Meat supply chain ready for fast food volume, CEO says

Beyond Meat’s supply chain is ready for fast-food volumes, executives said on the company’s first ever earnings call after the plant-based burgermaker went public last month. 

CEO Ethan Brown told analysts Friday the company can produce beyond what current forecasts require, as a result of diversifying its supplier base for key proteins in the plant-based burger and tripling production capacity since last summer. 

Burger King announced in April it would test the vegan burger in 59 locations in the St. Louis area, and Carl’s Jr. has been selling the burger in 1,000 locations since January. “I don’t see any material obstacle and I don’t see any manufacturing obstacle to be able to … take on many of the largest [quick serve restaurants] out there,” Brown said on the call. 

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