Impossible Foods is headquartered in Redwood City, which is also in the heart of Silicon Valley. Redwood City is surrounded by Global companies as Evernote, Informatica, and Oracle, to name a few, and only a short ride from Impossible Foods to famed Menlo Park where Thomas Edison set up shop in 1876. Impossible Foods established in 2011 with the very curious desire to find the solution to inventing a burger that had all of the qualities of a burger, but was plant-based. They wanted their burger to even “bleed” like a burger. Their persistence and a great laboratory filled with respected and competent scientist paid off; in 2016 the Impossible Burger made its debut in Momofuku Nishi of David Chang’ in New York City. See more on forcepoint.com
Order Were Pouring In
Orders began to pour into the headquarters of Impossible Foods, even their 68,000 square foot facility was having difficulty keeping up with the order demand. At first, the orders were only a few hundred, but by 2018, as many as 5,000 orders were being backlogged. Furthermore, by early 2019 that number had gone over 9,000 and growing. At that time Impossible Foods reached out to find a co-producer for their burger and the name OSI Group kept landing on their desk. The executive team at Impossible Foods was impressed by the track record of OSI Group and its long history, over a hundred years, of unprecedented service, as well as years of innovation. OSI Group also had all of the infrastructure needed to deliver its Impossible Burger anywhere with its presence in 17 countries. OSI Group also had 65 international locations and 20,000 employees on constant standby.
After a co-production agreement was reached OSI Group fitted out one of their Chicago plants to meet all the needs of Impossible Foods employees who would be signing in daily to continue the Impossible Food production. Spokesperson, Sheetal Shah, for Impossible Foods, said the Chicago plant is almost exactly like the Oakland plant of Impossible Foods. Sheetal Shah remarked that Impossible Foods is prepared to go anywhere and everywhere now that OSI has offered to co-produce and distribute the Impossible Burger.