Impossible Foods began its food science research and development project to find the perfect plant based burger in 2011. It set up its headquarters in Redwood City and started looking for all the ideal plant-based ingredients that would produce a burger that had all the qualities of a beef burger but without beef. After many years of intense research and experimentation, it arrived at the exact combination of plant-based ingredients that formed its perfect Impossible Burger. The Impossible Burger look, tasted, cooked, and bled like a burger, but it remained 100% plant-based. Impossible Foods was very enthusiastic about showing its Impossible Burger to the world and debuted the Impossible Burger, a David Chang’s Momofuku Nishi restaurant in New York City.
The debuted event took place in the Summer of 2016, and by the beginning of 2019, more than 10,000 orders had accumulated that were being filled for the Impossible Burger at Impossible Foods 67,000 square foot production facility in Oakland. By mid-2019, the rules had become so many that Impossible Foods made a co-production agreement with the 113-year legend in meat packing, OSI Group. OSI Group has been producing best McDonalds burgers since Roy Kroc selected OSI Group to be its sole meat-packer since 1955. OSI Group is now in 17 countries and 65 international locations. The number of people that OSI Group employs is 20,000. OSI manufactured an exact copy of the Impossible Foods production facility in its Chicago plant, which produces parallel to the Impossible Foods production facility and now brings all of his distribution network and history of excellent service to bringing the Impossible Burger to thousands of food-purveyors and restaurants.
According to Shateel Shah, speaking about the co-production agreement between the two companies said, it was pleased to work alongside the legendary company and hoped to learn from its innovations and service since 1909 when it first began in Deer Park, a Chicago suburb. Recently Impossible Foods increased its orders when Burger King launched the Impossible Whopper nationwide in 7,500 of its restaurants, bringing the demand for the Impossible Burger. Impossible Foods recently were approved by the FDA to place the Impossible Burger in large and small grocery stores, which means the Impossible Burger will, in the future, be available in more retail stores across America. Click here.