The company didn’t immediately respond to requests for comment.
The driver of the Subaru told police that Ramsey “pulled him in close and started punching his body.” Ramsey also bit the driver, “ripping the flesh on the tip of the nose,” the news report said.
Beyond Meat had been a market leader in the plant-based meat space, alongside rival Impossible Foods. It was a Wall Street juggernaut after its IPO in 2019, but since then has struggled to deliver on sales goals.
Shares have fallen more than 90% from their 2019 high.
On Tuesday, the stock was trading at around $16, a record low since its debut at $25 per share.
In its most recent earnings report, the company blamed inflation for disappointing sales and downbeat outlook. Beyond Meat has long said it hopes to scale up enough to bring the price of its plant-based offerings in line with animal-based products. But in an earnings call with analysts, CEO Ethan Brown said the company wasn’t there yet. The price of Beyond’s “beef” sells for $8.35 a pound, compared with USDA ground beef, which sells for $4.90.
“That is a very difficult proposition when consumers have very high levels of inflation going on and their buying power in grocery is declining,” Brown said.
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