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Impossible Foods cuts talks with McDonald’s, Beyond Meat shares spike

Looks like an “Impossible” Big Mac is off the table — for now. Plant-based meat maker Impossible Foods has reportedly stopped trying to woo McDonald’s as its next big fast-food customer. The Silicon Valley-based company is no longer in talks with the Golden Arches because it would not be able to churn out enough imitation burgers to make a deal work, Reuters reported Tuesday. “It would be stupid for us to be vying for them right now,” Impossible CEO Pat Brown told the news service. “Having more big customers right now doesn’t do us any good until we scale up production.” Impossible’s step away from McDonald’s creates an opening for fake-meat rival Beyond Meat, which is testing its vegan burgers at dozens of Gold ...
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