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DoorDash Appoints Pinky Cole, CEO of Slutty Vegan, as New Chief Restaurant Advisor

Online delivery platform DoorDash announces Pinky Cole, CEO of vegan burger phenomenon Slutty Vegan, today begins a year-long role as the company’s Chief Restaurant Advisor. In her new position, Cole will serve as a “Voice of the Industry” by providing the perspective of a local restaurant operator. An integrated role Cole will also regularly communicate with DoorDash leaders, employees and local restaurateurs through industry roundtables and strategic meetings. DoorDash will …

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La Vie Partners With Burger King France For Veggie Cheese and Bacon Burger

Burger King France has launched a new meat-free burger, the Veggie Cheese and Bacon, featuring vegan bacon made by French company La Vie. It comes a month after the fast-food chain added La Vie’s bacon to its Veggie Steakhouse burger, following a sustained campaign by the plant-based brand via social media, newspaper ads, and other channels. The menu item now permanently contains La Vie’s vegan bacon, which was also featured …

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Chef Spike Mendelsohn’s PLNT Burger Begins National Expansion, Aiming for 30 Locations by 2023

PLNT Burger today announces its expansion in New York City with three new brick-and-mortar restaurants, to be increased to 16 by the end of the year across DC, MD, PA, NYC and Boston with the goal of 30 locations by the end of 2023.  The chain opened its first location inside a Maryland Whole Foods Market back in 2019 and quickly gained popularity, this January opening its tenth store in …

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Mother Clucker Partners With Meatless Farm to Offer Vegan Version of All Menu Items

London fried chicken brand Mother Clucker has joined forces with fast-growing UK alt-meat company Meatless Farm to launch a range of new menu options. Mother Clucker started out as a street food truck, but has recently opened its first high street restaurant. The location will feature nine brand-new vegan dishes to mirror each of the conventional chicken options on the menu. The new offerings include wraps, burgers, and chicken-style strips, …

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Alt-Meat Brand Arley’s Announces Residency at London Cycling Cafe

Alt-meat brand Arley’s has begun a month-long residency at popular London cycling cafe The Spoke. The company will take over the cafe’s menu from 6 pm every Tuesday to Saturday. Based in the Archway area of Islington, The Spoke is known for its “simple, straightforward, good food”, with a focus on burgers. Over the course of the month, Arley’s will be showcasing its new barbecue-inspired range, prepared by a chef …

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Canada’s PlantX Launches XMeal Plant-Based Meal Delivery in US

E-commerce platform PlantX announces the expansion of its XMeals delivery service to the US. Under the new xmeals.com domain, customers can learn more about the service and easily order premium plant-based meals and meal plans.  First launched in 2021, XMeals offers both subscription-based and one-time purchase options via an interactive navigation system. Subscribers can order weekly or monthly deliveries of high-quality meals developed by executive chefs, trainers and nutritionists. The …

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Burger King Launches Two New Impossible Burgers in USA

Impossible Foods announces that, from June 27th, there will be two new Impossible Burger menu items at Burger King across the USA. Impossible reports that the burgers must be ordered without the extras in order to make them fully plant-based; ie the Impossible King must be ordered without the cheese, and the Whopper without bacon, cheese, and spicy sauce. A bacon-shaped opportunity? In France, vegan bacon legends La Vie recently …

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Canada’s Vegano Acquires Oat Milk Brand SMPL Oats as Part of Vertical Growth Strategy

Canadian e-commerce store Vegano Foods announces it has completed its acquisition of SMPL Oats, an emerging clean-label oat milk brand, by way of a “three-cornered amalgamation”. The acquisition is Vegano’s first and marks a major milestone in the brand’s development of a vertical distribution model for scaling e-commerce opportunities on its platform.  Beginning with SMPL Oats, the company intends to purchase and invest in brands that consumers are actively seeking …

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Pizza Hut Germany Adds Three Vegan Pizzas Following PETA Petitioning

Pizza Hut has been offering vegan options for some years in the UK and US, and now,  following petitioning from PETA, Pizza Hut in Germany has finally followed suit with three permanent vegan pizzas topped with Violife cheese. The options are: Smokey BBQ Vegan, Tuscany Spicy Vegan and Vegan Chik’N’Cheeze, as well as a vegan pasta dish – Creamy Cheeze Pasta Vegan – now available in German branches. PETA states: …

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Businessman Opens Donald Watson’s Vegan Bar in Tribute to Vegan Society Founder

A new bar called Donald Watson’s Vegan Bar is set to open in Leicester, UK. Named after the founder of The Vegan Society, it will be the city’s first fully animal-free bar. Along with his wife Dorothy, Donald Watson was the first to coin the word “vegan”, a word which marks the beginning and end of vegetarian. Watson was a member of the Leicester Vegetarian Society, and founded The Vegan …

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Cracker Barrel Impossible Sausage Breakfast

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Cracker Barrel Debuts Impossible Sausage as First Plant-Based Meat Option

American restaurant chain Cracker Barrel is adding Impossible Sausage to its all-day breakfast menu, following a previous trial at 50 locations. The product is the brand’s first plant-based meat offering, and will join the restaurant’s classic homestyle breakfast menu selection.  A new staple Other plant-based breakfast options at the chain include fried apples, hash browns and grits. “At Cracker Barrel, our all-day, homestyle breakfast menu is a staple that draws enthusiasm …

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Eclipse Foods Partners with Smashburger to Launch Chain’s First Plant-Based Milkshakes

Plant-based dairy brand Eclipse Foods announces it is partnering with burger chain Smashburger to release the QSR industry’s first nationally available plant-based milkshakes. Offered in six flavors for $6.19 each, customers can now enjoy the Eclipse milkshakes at all US Smashburger locations, as well as order through mobile delivery apps.  Months in the making Available in Vanilla, Chocolate, Strawberry, Peanut Butter, Tangerine Dream and Oreo flavors, the milkshakes are the …

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Scientists to Develop New Seafood by Fusing Fungi and Seaweed With Alchemist Michelin Chefs

The Good Food Institute (GFI) is funding a team of scientists to work with chefs at Copenhagen’s two Michelin-starred restaurant Alchemist to create a new seafood by growing fungi on seaweed. The project, headed by Dr Leonie Jahn from the Technical University of Denmark and Diego Prado, head of research at Alchemist, will see the chefs experiment with fungi to eventually create whole-cut seafood by using the fungi to ferment …

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Hart House, Kevin Hart’s New Vegan Fast Food Chain, is Coming to LA

Superstar actor and comedian Kevin Hart reveals he is launching a new vegan fast food concept, Hart House, later this summer. With several planned LA locations, Hart House aims to impress the biggest carnivores with a 100% plant-based and affordable menu of burgers, sandwiches and fries, reports LAMag.  Going plant-forward Hart is also a notable investor in Beyond Meat who has starred in several of the plant protein brand’s commercials.  …

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Daring Continues US Expansion with Launches into Target and Monty’s Good Burger

Daring, producer of innovative plant chicken, announces it is growing its retail footprint with a new launch into US Target stores nationwide, as well as select locations of regional stores Meijer, Ingle and Shoprite. The plant-based brand also revealed a debut at LA cult burger shop Monty’s.  New markets Target stores will now carry Daring’s Original, Breaded and Cajun Plant Chicken Pieces in the freezer aisle. Made with simple ingredients …

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