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Beyond Meat Bolsters Board With McDonald's Vet

El Segundo-based Beyond Meat, a startup which is developing plant-based, protein alternatives to meat, said Thursday that it has named Don Thompson, the former CEO of McDonald's, to its board. McDonald had served as CEO and President of MCDonald's, President and Global Chief Operating Officer, President of McDonald's USA, as well as Executive Vice President of McDonald's Restaurant Solutions Group, and spent nearly 25 years at the company. Current board member Seth Goldman becomes Executive Chairman of its board. Beyond Meat says it hopes to use McDonald's experience to bring its plant-based meats to customers in the U.S. and abroad.


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