The popular convenience store, Minit Stop, has eliminated beef from its menu and replaced it with the Impossible Burger. The plant-based burger is now available in 16 of its locations throughout Hawaii.
Today is Thanksgiving in Canada, and more and more Canadians are interested in plantbased alternatives. As we reported last month, interest in plantbased products are at an all-time high in Canada, with 95% of consumers now familiar with meat alternatives. As such, supermarket chain Loblaws is now stocking a new line of vegan options made by President’s Choice.
GoodDot, producer of plantbased ready meals which are reportedly selling around 15,000 units per day in India, is operating several vegan restaurants around three different Indian cities with a business called GoodDO, named after their rescue goat Guddu, with the mission to promote cruelty-free and more eco-friendly in India.
According to Canadian magazine Narcity, IKEA Canada has launched a “unique outdoor dining experience” called Foodbox at its Coquitlam location in Vancouver which is selling plant-based burgers. Foodbox debuted on 30th September and is reportedly the only place to offer the IKEA vegan burger at present.
From 1st November, 62 Whole Foods Markets in the Southern Pacific region, including Hawaii, Southern California, Arizona, and Las Vegas, will offer vegan holiday dishes to keep up with the plant-based trend, including a vegan stuffed turkey. Read below for other plant-based turkeys available around North America this season.
High-performance catering company Nybll provides low-carb, high-protein meals to Fortune 500 companies and championship sports teams supporting peak-performance in the workplace, and on the field. Through Nybll, Co-Founder and Executive Chef Kristen Thibeault intends to disrupt corporate catering and personal meal delivery.
NexVeg™, a “revolutionary” whole-food plant-based protein brand, announces the launch of a Kickstarter campaign for the next part of its development which it says will “change the food system” – with handcrafted vegan proteins made from farmer’s market quality ingredients, delivered to doorsteps throughout the USA.
As we reported last week, the Asian initiative Green Monday has recently announced several successful collaborations with Hong Kong food locations including the Grand Hyatt hotel. It has been revealed that as part of Green Monday’s wave of success, major airline Cathay Pacific will serve its plant-based pork alternative Omnipork.
Greenleaf Foods, is a subsidiary of Maple Foods, which reportedly invested in improved animal welfare standards last August following various revelations about its practices. The company has announced through its plant-based protein brand, Lightlife, its partnership with the Chicago Bears to offer the Lightlife Burger at Soldier Field this season.
Disney Parks announced in a blog post yesterday that it will begin offering hundreds of plant-based options for its customers at all of its major quick and table service restaurants. In July we reported that Disney Shanghai was rolling out vegan options in response to rising plantbased demand in Asia, now the same strategy will be applied across the US and globally.
Global food services company Sodexo joined forces with Knorr Professional (Unilever) and World Wildlife Fund (WWF) to write the Future 50 Foods report which identified 50 healthy foods which offer a low environmental impact. Sodexo, the first global player to serve the Future 50 Foods on a large scale, will begin a roll out of 40 plant-based recipes containing the 50 foods, to kitchens around the world.
A newly developed Swiss app for visualising menus has been developed to help restaurateurs communicate their menus and set new standards for customer-friendliness in the catering industry. With the VISYT app, people with special dietary needs – such as vegans – can also find the right dishes more quickly.
VeganBurg , the plantbased chain which brands itself as “The World’s First Plant-Based Burger Joint”, is offering opportunities for individuals interested in joining its franchise scheme. Founded in 2010, the chain has locations in San Francisco and Singapore, with an “East meets West culture combination.”