Shoppers will soon be able to snag Beyond Meat’s plant-based burgers and meatballs at CVS Pharmacy. The California-based food tech company just revealed its vegan meat products are launching in thousands of U.S. locations.
“As of January 2021, the Beyond Burger will be available at 7,000 CVS pharmacy locations nationwide. And Beyond Meatballs will be available at 5,000 CVS pharmacy locations across the country,” Beyond Meat’s CEO Ethan Brown said in a statement.
Brown continued: “CVS has now become a place where people are picking up some household grocery goods, so we want to be there.”
Beyond Meat Takeover
CVS isn’t the only new place Beyond Meat’s plant-based products will be available.
Pizza Hut just added the company’s vegan sausage to its U.S. menus. This makes the pizza chain the first-ever pizza company to offer plant-based meat toppings across the country.
The new Beyond Pan Pizzas range includes the Great Beyond Pizza and the Beyond Italian Sausage Pizza. The latter features Pizza Hut’s classic dairy cheese pizza topped with Beyond Italian Sausage crumbles. The former features fresh vegetable toppings like sliced red onions, tomatoes, and banana peppers.
Customers can also add Beyond Italian Sausage on customizable pizzas, including the stuffed crust.
New Beyond Burgers
The company also announced that it would be releasing two new iterations of its flagship product.
The first burger will contain 35 percent less saturated fat than 80/20 beef. And the second will contain 55 percent less saturated fat.
Both burger products will have fewer calories than a standard beef burger. But Beyond Meat says the new burgers will feature an “enhanced meaty flavor.” They’ll also have “an even better nutritional profile.” According to the company, the plant-based burgers will have “have B vitamins and minerals comparable to the micronutrient profile of beef.”
“Our commitment is to provide consumers with absolutely delicious plant-based meats that are better for people and the planet, no sacrifice required. These new iterations deliver on this promise,” Brown said in a statement.
“Just as you can find different varieties of ground beef, consumers will now have more choice to satisfy their individual nutritional needs and preferences,” he added.
Beyond Meat plans to launch the two new Beyond Burger varieties early next year.