Beyond Meat Inc. BYND, +3.16% has launched Beyond Pork in China, the first product created for the Chinese market. The plant-based protein company has previously launched the Beyond Burger and Beyond Beef in China.
Pork is the most popular meat in China, the company said. To launch the new product, Beyond Meat has partnered with five popular Shanghai restaurants, including Egg and Solo X for a lunch event on Tuesday. Each restaurant made a dish with Beyond Pork that would normally be made with traditional animal protein. These special menu items will be available at all five restaurants through Nov. 24. Beyond Meat stock has soared nearly 72% for the year to date while the S&P 500 index SPX, -1.15% is up 11.7% for the period.