Press release


October 13, 2022

For the first time, restaurants can order Beyond Tenders, the award-winning, chicken-style tenders in Germany

Munich, 13 October 2022 - Beyond Meat® (NASDAQ: BYND), a leader in plant-based meat, is bringing its award-winning Beyond Tenders Chicken-Style to the German market.  The delicious, plant-based Beyond Tenders are crispy on the outside thanks to their breading, and incredibly tender and juicy on the inside. They can be prepared quickly and easily and are suitable as a main course as well as a snack. 

The demand for plant-based meat is increasing throughout Germany. According to a survey by the think tank Good Food Institute, half of Germans have reduced their animal meat consumption over the last five years with 41% of Germans eating plant-based meat on a monthly basis. Twenty-five percent of Germans surveyed said they plan to increase their plant-based meat consumption in the coming years.

The Beyond Tenders are just right for this: comparable to animal chicken, yet plant-based. We've called them chicken-style tenders, so our customers know what to expect and recognize their favourite plant-based meat. The Beyond Tenders are larger than standard market "nuggets" and can be used in a variety of ways, such as in salads and sandwiches, but also fried and in a flying buffet. 

Like all Beyond Meat products, Beyond Tenders are designed to be similar to their animal counterparts in taste, appearance and consistency. Using innovative processes, Beyond Tenders are made from high-quality plant-based ingredients such as fava bean and pea protein, and contain no cholesterol. Instead, with 14 grams of protein per serving, they are packed with protein. 

"We are very excited to bring Beyond Tenders to the German market," says Jorg Oostdam, General Manager EMEA at Beyond Meat. "In Germany, more and more people are choosing to eat less animal meat. We’ve seen that restaurateurs can benefit when they react accordingly and put more plant-based products on their menus. This appeals especially to a younger, consciously living target group. With our Beyond Tenders, no one has to give up their favourite dish. We can all continue to eat what we like best." 

Beyond Tenders complements the Beyond Meat portfolio, which in Germany already includes Beyond Burger®, Beyond Sausage®, Beyond Mince® and Beyond Meatballs®. Restaurateurs can order the new Beyond Tenders immediately from wholesalers.

Guests and media representatives will have the opportunity to try Beyond Tenders at this year's finale of "Chef of the Year" on 17 October in Bonn. Beyond Meat will be presenting itself at this top-class gastronomic event as a sponsor with its own stand.

About Beyond Meat

Beyond Meat, Inc. (NASDAQ:BYND) is a leading plant-based meat company offering a portfolio of revolutionary plant-based meats. Founded in 2009, Beyond Meat products are designed to have the same taste and texture as animal-based meat while offering certain environmental benefits. 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 help us move towards the kind of future we want. By shifting from animal-based meat to plant-based meat, we can help address concerns related to resource conservation and animal welfare. As of June 2022, Beyond Meat branded products were available at approximately 183,000 retail and foodservice outlets in over 90 countries worldwide. Visit and follow @BeyondMeatEU on Instagram, @BeyondMeat on Facebook, Twitter and TikTok.


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