The ultimate frontier for the Unattainable Burger

Three years after the Unattainable Burger first appeared on shoppers’ radar, Unattainable Meals is taking its ultimate step towards mainstream relevance: the grocery retailer aisle. Beginning this Friday, the plant-based, faux-meat, “bleeding” burger will make its grocery store debut in 27 Gelson’s Markets shops in Southern California, earlier than finally rolling out to East Coast shops later this month. By mid-2020, Unattainable Meals says, it plans to achieve each area of the U.S.

Unattainable Meals’ playbook of market penetration has shrewdly adopted the lead of different cult-y meals firms like Blue Bottle, Soylent, and alternative-meat rival Past Meat, as Eater’s Monica Burton wrote in June. First, seem on the menus of high-end, stylish eating places like David Chang’s Nishi; then develop to smaller fast-food manufacturers like Bareburger, earlier than going huge in nationwide fast-food chains like White Fortress and Burger King. Now, the final hurdle to widespread ubiquity and normalization — direct-to-consumer — is being cleared. Congrats, Unattainable, you’re formally normie.

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