Beyond Meat is a Los Angeles plant meat alternatives producer founded in 2009 by Ethan Brown. The company's primary products were launched in the United States in 2012. The company has products designed to simulate beef, meatballs, ground meat, pork sausage links and pancakes. the company was founded by Ethan Brown in 2009. Brown initially contacted two University of Missouri professors, Fu Hong Hsieh and Harold Hoff, who had already been refining meat-free protein for years. In addition to the first meat producer, "chicken-free strips" were issued to limited locations in 2012. The company began selling vegetable chicken products in whole foods supermarkets across the United States in April 2013. In 2014, it developed a simulated beef product. people for the ethical treatment of animals named behind meat and its company for this year 2013. In 2014, beyond meat expanded its presence from 1,500 to 6,000 stores across the United States.