Beyond Meat, Inc. and Rite Aid announced the introduction of the Beyond Burger and Beyond Meatballs at approximately 2,000 stores nationwide. With this roll out, Beyond Meat continues to strengthen its category leadership by increasing the accessibility of delicious and nutritious plant-based meat options to even more consumers.
The Beyond Burger sizzles and satisfies like a traditional burger while offering strong nutritional upsides, including: 35% less total and saturated fat than 80/20 ground beef, fewer calories and no cholesterol, antibiotics or hormones. It also offers an impressive 20 grams of protein per serving, derived from peas and brown rice.
Beyond Meatballs come conveniently pre-rolled and pre-seasoned with a signature blend of Italian spices and offer 30% less saturated fat and sodium than a leading brand of animal-based Italian-style meatballs.
“Our goal is to make plant-based meat available to consumers, wherever they shop. With convenience being key for meal prep, we’re making it easier than ever to incorporate Beyond Meat into your next meal by offering our products at Rite Aid locations nationwide,” said Deanna Jurgens, chief growth officer, Beyond Meat. “Expanding our presence across retail channels, including drugstores, is a natural next step as we aim to bring nutritious and sustainable plant-based protein to even more communities across the country.”
Like all Beyond Meat products, the Beyond Burger and Beyond Meatballs are made with simple, non-GMO plant-based ingredients and have no soy or gluten.
The Beyond Burger 2-pack and Beyond Meatballs 12-pack at Rite Aid can be found in the frozen aisle.
About Beyond Meat
Beyond Meat, Inc. is a leading plant-based meat company offering a portfolio of revolutionary plant-based meats made from simple ingredients without GMOs, hormones, antibiotics or cholesterol. Founded in 2009, Beyond Meat products are designed to have the same taste and texture as animal-based meat while being better for people and the planet. Beyond Meat’s brand commitment, Eat What You Love, represents a strong belief that there is a better way to feed our future and that the positive choices we all make, no matter how small, can have a great impact on our personal health and the health of our planet. By shifting from animal-based meat to plant-based protein, we can positively impact four growing global issues: human health, climate change, constraints on natural resources and animal welfare. As of December 2021, Beyond Meat had products available at approximately 130,000 retail and foodservice outlets in over 90 countries worldwide.