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QSRs Serving Cultivated Meat in 2026

Feeding Humanity Alt-Protein Tournament

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Cultivated meat is animal meat that is produced by cultivating animal cells directly. Cultivated meat is made of the same cell types arranged in the same or similar structure as animal tissues, thus replicating the sensory and nutritional profiles of conventional meat. This production method eliminates the need to raise and farm animals for food.

What proportion of well-known QSRs will offer a cultivated meat product in 2026?

This question will resolve as the proportion of top Quick Service Restaurants that offer at least one cultivated meat product in at least some of their stores in the calendar year 2026.

For the purpose of this question, Top Quick Service Restaurants include the following:

Subway, McDonald's, KFC, Pizza Hut, Burger King, Domino’s, Hunt Brothers Pizza, Taco Bell, Wendy's, Hardee's, Chick-fil-A, Chipotle, Little Caesars

Companies need to offer cultivated meat products for sale to the general public in at least one location anywhere in the world at least once in 2026. If any listed QSR is no longer in business in 2026, it will be removed from the list and not influence the total proportion.

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