Quorn report finds growing demand for vegan chicken

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Huge Demand for Vegan Chicken on UK Menus as 49% of 18-24s Limit Meat

A report by alt-meat brand Quorn and the Sustainable Restaurant Association has found that there is growing demand for vegan chicken and other alt-meat options at UK restaurants. 49% of 18-24 year olds surveyed had reduced or eliminated the meat in their diets, with 40.3% choosing meatless meals half the time when eating out. Vegan burgers were the most popular choice, but the report found a “huge growing desire” for …

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Clean Kitchen Club to Open Flagship Vegan Restaurant at Battersea Power Station

London-based vegan chain Clean Kitchen Club is to open a huge 2,441 square foot flagship restaurant at Battersea Power Station. It will be the chain’s sixth location, following its launch just 15 months ago.  Clean Kitchen Club will join Gordon Ramsay’s Bread Street Kitchen & Bar, Middle Eastern eatery Le Bab, and more at the Grade II listed former power station. Situated in Turbine Hall B, the plant-based restaurant will …

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IHOP Vegan Breakfast Sandwich

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IHOP Trials First Vegan Breakfast Sandwich “Plant-Based Cali” in NYC

American restaurant chain IHOP (International House of Pancakes) announces a test-release of its first vegan breakfast sandwich, the Plant-Based Cali.  Offered exclusively at one Flip’d by IHOP eatery in New York City’s Flatiron district, the sandwich may see a larger location rollout depending on customer demand. According to a release, the Plant-Based Cali features a Sweet Earth breakfast sausage patty and folded JUST Egg topped with roasted tomatoes, arugula and …

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NXT LVL PZA: “Making Pizza Delivery Tastier, Faster, and Cheaper While Secretly Removing Animals From the Supply Chain”

NXT LVL PZA is taking London by storm with its secretly vegan pizzas created in collaboration with some of the biggest names in vegan food as part of a mission to make vegan pizza the market standard rather than just a menu option. We were curious to get the story behind the hype from Founder Fabio Matticoli who reveals some ambitious expansion plans moving forward, and discusses why secretly vegan …

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Odd Burger Launches Preposterous Foods in Partnership with Sysco

Canadian fast food chain Odd Burger announces the launch of Preposterous Foods, a new range of plant-based meat and dairy products. The company says the new line will be distributed exclusively through Sysco, the world’s largest foodservice company.  Featuring minimally processed foods made from ingredients like chickpeas, oats and wheat gluten, the Preposterous line will initially offer 10 plant-based items: meatless wings, beefy ground meat, gyro meat, breakfast sausage, and a …

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Prime Roots Koji Ham Deli Meats

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Prime Roots Launches World’s First Koji-Based Deli Meats and Foie Gras

Prime Roots, pioneers of Koji-based Meat, announces the company has re-branded and is launching the first-ever line of Koji Deli Meats and Charcuterie. The new line includes sliceable hams, turkey and salami, as well as koji pâtés, pepperoni and foie gras.  Aiming to disrupt the $300 billion global bulk deli market, the brand intends to revolutionize the concept of deli meat alternatives, where it says there is currently a lack …

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Panda Express Beyond Beef Mapo Tofu Trial

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Panda Express Expands Beyond Meat Partnership, Will Trial New Beef Dishes

Chinese-American fast food chain Panda Express announces the brand will trial two new Beyond Meat dishes from now until February 23.  Available exclusively at the Panda Express Innovation Kitchen in Pasadena, CA, this marks the second menu collaboration between the two companies. Last year, Panda tested Beyond the Original Orange Chicken, a plant-based take on the company’s famous Orange Chicken entree item. The limited-time run became one of the company’s …

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Traditional Pub Goes Fully Vegan After “Astonishing” Success of Veganuary Menu

South Wales pub goes fully vegan for good, offering plant-based carbonara, kievs, burgers, and more.  When The Queen Inn in Cwmbran, South Wales, decided to make its entire menu vegan for the month of January, the shift was intended to be temporary. But following an “astonishing response”, with the pub fully booked for the entire month, owners the Edwards family have decided to make the transition permanent. Customers have driven …

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Boojum Marketing Manager Paul McCullagh with Head of Operations, Robert Powell

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Ireland: Boojum Partners with Oumph! to Add Plant-Based Mexican Meat to Menus

Mexican QSR chain Boojum has announced a new partnership with plant-based producer Oumph! to bring vegan chicken to its menus for the first time. The Ireland-based restaurant chain is making the move as popularity for its meat-free choices has “skyrocketed” over recent years. In celebration of Veganuary, Boojum is partnering with Oumph! – one of the UK and Europe’s leading alt meat brands. The result is a plant-based chicken to …

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Australia: VEats Launches as One-Stop Platform for Vegan Delivery, Take-Out & Reservations

Sydney-based co-founders Lara Young and Susan McCarthy announce the launch of VEats, described as a first-of-its-kind plant-based platform where consumers can find businesses in their area offering vegan options, order food online for delivery or collection, and even book a table reservations. Young and McCarthy have a combined experience of over 30 years in business and marketing and have a personal understanding of the vegan industry.  The platform already includes …

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sodexo reports meatless meals increasing in popularity

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Catering Giant Sodexo Reports Meatless Meals Now Make Up 10% of UK Sales

Sodexo reports meatless meals are sharply rising in popularity in the UK, with sales almost doubling in one year. Food services giant Sodexo, which has over 400,000 employees and a presence in 80 countries, has announced significant month-on-month increases in sales of vegetarian and vegan meals in the UK. The company said that in the 12 months to November 2021, sales of meatless meals made up an average of 10% …

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Veganz Meat plant-based alternative range

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Aramark and Veganz Sign Partnership of Exclusive Cooperation

Veganz will supply plant-based range for Aramark’s global food service footprint Aramark, the global food service provider, has penned a new exclusive deal with plant-based producer Veganz. Continuing its commitment to vegan and climate-friendly food, Aramark will work with Berlin-based Veganz to increase plant-based eating in the sports and events sector, as well as company catering.  The deal will see traditional dishes transformed into vegan delicacies, as Aramark – whose …

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