Impossible Foods will launch its new Impossible Burger this coming month and using OSI Group as its producer. OSI Group is also one of the McDonalds key suppliers of its beef. OSI Group has been a key supplier for McDonalds since 1955 when Ray Kroc chose OSI to be its main food supplier of been products. Impossible Foods has been producing its Impossible Burger in its main production warehouse in Oakland, but now has made a co-producer contract with OSI to also produce its burgers in its Chicago production plant.
By making a deal OSI it allows Impossible Foods to keep up with the growing demand for its Impossible Burger, which has been growing since its debuts at Chef David Chang’s Momofuku Nishi in 2016, which started a great demand among Quick Service Restaurants around the country. OSI has installed machinery in its Chicago plant which is almost a cut and paste operation as Impossible Foods has in its Oakland plant. The Impossible Foods employees who will be producing the Impossible Burger will need to key into the in-house facility, which is separate from other parts of the OSI products to avoid any contaminants during production.
Growing Demands for Impossible Burger
A spokesman for OSI Foods says it will see a big rise in demand for its Impossible burger and OSI will be there to help Impossible Foods to keep up with the overwhelming demand. Impossible Foods said that it is continuing to see a big rise in the demand for its Impossible burger from other fast-food purveyors, pizza places, as well as other QSRs. Several QSRs have already produced versions of it own Impossible burger. White Castle has the Impossible Slider in its menu and Burger King will roll out its Impossible Whopper later this year.
Impossible Foods has already exceeded its production capacity twice in May and June 2019 in preparation for the Impossible burger launch next month. Impossible Foods has an 86,000 square foot facility in Oakland, where it produces its Impossible burger, but will be moving part of the production of its main flagship burger into the Chicago OSI plant, where its plant has been almost perfectly duplicated by OSI in order to produce the Impossible Burger under its co-producer agreement with Impossible Foods.