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BYND Expectations? A Look at the History of Beyond Meat

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 Beyond Meat (BYND) , which went public earlier in 2019, had one of the most successful IPO's in 2019. 

The company was started in California back in 2009, but its first plant-based burger wasn't released until 2016. 

The company is one of many companies to start focusing on creating a plant-based burger. 

Some of its competitors include Impossible Foods, Nestle, Tofurkey and even one of its old investors--Tyson TSN. 

But Beyond's biggest direct competitor is Impossible, which also creates a plant-based burger that resembles a meat burger. 

The two companies have both signed partnerships with a slew of restaurants.

Beyond's partners include TGI Fridays, Del Taco and Carls Jr. 

And, on Wednesday, July 24, Beyond Meat announced a new partnership with Dunkin' (DNKN) . Dunkin' will be rolling out a meatless sausage sandwich. The sandwich is currently being rolled out in Manhattan, with plans to roll it out nationally at another point. 

Watch to find out more. 

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