Meat alternative brand Impossible Foods is currently producing nearly 500,000 pounds of product monthly - with plans to double its output in the near future.
Impossible Foods has seen massive growth since its Oakland factory opened last March - at which time the company was selling about 4,000 pounds of product to 40 restaurants.
Now, the brand is partnered with 3,000 restaurants and anticipates continued growth.
Along with its plans to increase production, Impossible Foods reports a need to double or triple its production staff - creating jobs for those in surrounding areas.
The company also has plans in the works to open another production facility, also in Oakland.
Impossible Foods' continued growth is in part the result of its massive international success.
As of April, the company had raised $114 million to devote to its US and international expansion.
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