Impossible Foods and OSI Group have joined forces to expand production of the impossible burger. The plant-based flagship product has been all the rage lately forcing Impossible Foods to triple their production. Such demand is a little to much for their Oakland plant so OSI is stepping in to handle the excess. The Chicago-based food supplier has over 60 plants stretching across 17 countries. It also bears a solid reputation for production, quality, and safety. The partnership will see OSI begin production on Impossible Burgers in a few of its plants, but plans are to increase that production across the whole network.
The impossible craze is still fairly new but Impossible Foods itself is not. The company has been around since 2011 and has sold its plant-based meat substitutes in various restaurants. The sudden surge in popularity is due to the impossible burger 2.0. The faux burger bears a strong reputation for taste as well as the outward appearance of ground beef. It began trending when fast food franchises like Burger King decided to permanently add it to their menu. This was great news for Impossible Foods but presented them with a unique problem. The demand was starting to push the boundaries of their supply. Luckily, OSI group has supply to spare.
The powerhouse food supplier has been around for almost 100 years. Founded back at the turn of the 1900s by German immigrant Otto Kolchowsky. OSI group is most known for being the meat supplier for McDonalds. It is s role that it has served since the 1950s and is responsible for most of their success. Based in Chicago, OSI Group is an innovator in its field. Its first high-performance plant coined many of the common production practices utilized today. Impossible Foods was drawn to OSI for its reputation for quality. Since its origins in Chicago the company has always striven to produce the best product. It adheres to stringent safety standards and does not use any added chemicals in its meat. The company is very excited to join into the impossible craze. Impossible Foods has a lot of expansion plans in its future and OSI’s manufacturing capability will be a huge factor.