Plant-based burgers now available at convenience store near you

Taiwan's convenience store chain FamilyMart has introduced plant-based patties of Beyond Meat to its outlets across the country, according to the statement released by the company on Wednesday. (Courtesy of FamilyMart)
Taiwan's convenience store chain FamilyMart has introduced plant-based patties of Beyond Meat to its outlets across the country, according to the statement released by the company on Wednesday. (Courtesy of FamilyMart)

TAIPEI (The China Post) — Local convenience store chain FamilyMart has introduced plant-based patties from Beyond Meat to its outlets across Taiwan, according to the statement released by the company on Wednesday.

The announcement comes in response to the growing number of people who have expressed interest in a vegetarian or vegan diet.

A recent survey shows that by the year 2030, the global revenue of plant-based meat substitutes would top US$85 billion (NT$2.5 trillion), the company said.

According to the statement, the meat substitutes used in the burger are made of various plants, such as pea and beet, meaning that this kind of product is not only suitable for consumers looking for vegan choice but also those looking for a healthier diet.

An increasing number of meatless burgers and plant-based meat substitutes have been available in Taiwan in recent months.

Taiwan-based Quanfood International Co. Ltd also announced the successful development of plant-based meat-like products earlier this month, earning itself the title of “Taiwan-version of Beyond Meat.”