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Building on Canadian partnership, Beyond Meat, McDonald’s sign global strategic agreement

Beyond Meat and McDonald’s have signed a three-year global strategic agreement. This builds on a relationship that began in Canada in 2019 with the testing of a plant-based patty.
Beyond Meat and McDonald’s have signed a three-year global strategic agreement. This builds on a relationship that began in Canada in 2019 with the testing of a plant-based patty.

Beyond Meat Inc. has established a three-year global strategic agreement with McDonald’s Corporation.

As part of the agreement, Beyond Meat will be McDonald’s preferred supplier for the patty in the McPlant, a new plant-based burger being tested in select McDonald’s markets globally. In addition, Beyond Meat and McDonald’s will explore co-developing other plant-based menu items—like plant-based options for chicken, pork, and egg—as part of McDonald’s broader McPlant platform.

This announcement further solidifies the relationship between the two brands, which began in 2019 with the Canadian test of a sandwich made with Beyond Meat’s plant-based patty.

“Our new McPlant platform is all about giving customers more choices when they visit McDonald’s,” said Francesca DeBiase, McDonald’s executive vice-president and chief supply chain officer. “We’re excited to work with Beyond Meat to drive innovation in this space and entering into this strategic agreement is an important step on our journey to bring delicious, high-quality, plant-based menu items to our customers.”

“We are proud to enter into this strategic global agreement with McDonald’s, an exciting milestone for Beyond Meat and look forward to serving McDonald’s as they bring expanded choice to menus globally,” said Ethan Brown, Beyond Meat founder and CEO. “We will combine the power of Beyond Meat’s rapid and relentless approach to innovation with the strength of McDonald’s global brand to introduce craveable, new plant-based menu items consumers will love.”

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