Beyond Meat signs deal to open production facility near Shanghai

(Reuters) – Beyond Meat Inc <BYND.O> said on Tuesday it had signed a deal to open a production facility near the business hub of Shanghai, as the plant-based meat products maker ramps up its focus on the rapidly growing Chinese market.

Beyond Meat (Jiaxing) Food, a unit of the company, signed a pact with Jiaxing Economic and Technological Development Zone to design and develop manufacturing facilities in the region, it said.

Trial production is expected to begin within months and reach full output in early 2021, the company said, as it looks to expand into Asia, where alternative meat products are yet to experience the popularity boom seen in the United States and parts of Europe.

“Beyond Meat Inc will be the first multinational company focused solely on plant-based meat production to bring its own major production facility into China,” the company said in its statement.

The move comes

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20 Open Patios In Buckhead, Around Atlanta: List

BUCKHEAD, GA — Here are a few restaurants with patios around Buckhead and the Atlanta area, including Lazy Betty, Hampton + Hudson, Jai Ho Indian Kitchen & Bar and more.

1. Biltong Bar Buckhead

  • Located at Buckhead Village, Biltong Bar’s Buckhead location features a large patio ideal for socially-distanced dining and drinking. Enjoy South African plates alongside their acclaimed selection of cocktails, like the Mai Tai made with aged and overproof rums, lime, curacao and orgeat.

2. Bocado

  • Guests can pull up a chair on Bocado’s covered patio and enjoy contemporary, eclectic American cuisine from their rotating seasonal menu. The beverage menu features playful, classic cocktails, as well as craft beer and wine.

3. BoccaLupo

  • BoccaLupo’s covered outdoor patio is now open for dinner Tuesday-Saturday beginning at 5:30 p.m. with limited seating and safety measures in place in addition to continuing its takeaway program. Guests can enjoy a

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