Beyond Meat is an American producer of plant-based meat substitutes founded in 2009 with initial products becaming available across the United States in 2012. Beyond Meat has since gone international in dozens of countries distributing its products through thousands of supermarkets, grocery, and health food stores. Numerous fast food chains (KFC, MCDonald's Dunkin', Subway, Tim Hortons, A&W, etc.) carry Beyond Meat products as part of their effort to attract the fast-growing demand for plant-based products, a trend that's been accelerating as result of numerous social movements, including climate change, veganism/animal rights, and healthier lifestyle. The company has products designed to simulate chicken meat, beef meat, and pork sausage.