Rich History of Innovation
OSI Industries has over 100 years of innovation history in the food production and food packing industry. It is at the ranked as one of the top privately-owned companies in the world by Forbes worth in recent figures at $6B. It is known primarily in the past 65 years as a producer of choice by Ray Kroc himself for his McDonalds franchises. Recently in a co-production agreement between OSI Industries and Impossible Foods OSI Industries will now co-produce the Impossible Burger in its Chicago plant. The Impossible Burger is the first al plant-based burger among recent years producers of plant-based burgers to have all the characteristics of a beef burger, yet it retains 100% of its plant-based ingredients without any additives.
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The Impossible Burger Debut
The Impossible Burger made a big wave in 2016 when Impossible Burger presented it to food critics, Michelin chefs, and food purveyors in its debit showing in Celebrity Chef’s owned and operated restaurant in New York, the Momofuku Nishi. After the well-received debut of the Impossible Burger, growing demand for the Impossible Burger became evident at the headquarters of Impossible Foods who received close to 1000 orders for its flagship burger. By 2019 the number of requests had grown tenfold, and Impossible Foods was unable to keep up with order at its own 68000 square foot Impossible Burger production plant in Oakland. Impossible Foods immediately made a co-production agreement with OSI Industries who has demonstrated a long history of innovation, excellent service, an eye for quality, and an international distribution network.
A Second Impossible Burger Production Plant
OSI Industries immediately began fitting one of its Chicago plants to meet all the specifications of Impossible Foods for a second production plant in the United States. According to Sheetal Shah, speaking for Impossible Foods, the Chicago production space meets the specifications almost precisely as the original production facility of Impossible Foods in Oakland. Mr. Shah also mentioned how Impossible Foods looks forward to working with the legendary food packer and wants to learn from its 100 years of innovations as they move forward in this co-production arrangement. Mr. Shah also mentioned other burger purveyors are taking this opportunity to place their version of the Impossible Burger on their menus. Burger King will launch the Impossible Whopper in 7,500 of its restaurants later this year.