Umaro Bacon

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Umaro Foods’ Novel Seaweed Bacon Launches in Several Acclaimed US Restaurants

Umaro Foods is launching its seaweed-based bacon into three US restaurants, marking the first time consumers can try the brand’s innovative protein. Beginning June 15, San Francisco’s Michelin-starred Sorrel Restaurant, New York City’s Egg Shop, and Nashville’s D’Andrews Bakery and Cafe will feature UMARO bacon in several specialty dishes. The company plans to debut in more restaurants in the Bay Area, LA and beyond later this year.  Made from a …

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United Airlines to Serve Impossible Meatball Bowl & Impossible Sausage Breakfast Options

From today, United Airlines introduces the Impossible Meatball Bowl in first-class, becoming the first airline to offer Impossible Meatballs nationwide. Polaris Lounges in EWR, LAX, ORD and SFO will also be serving the Impossible Sausage in two breakfast options. United states that the news marks the beginning of a larger, long-term collaboration to provide airline customers with more plant-based options. The Impossible Burger has also been offered by Delta Air …

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Vegan Chef Gaz Oakley Opens Travelling Pop-Up Restaurant

Vegan chef Gaz Oakley, best known for his YouTube channel Avant Garde Vegan, has announced he will be opening a travelling pop-up restaurant called Nana O’s. Named after his grandmother, the restaurant will begin in Oakley’s hometown of Cardiff and will be focused on comfort food. The chef announced in 2016 that he would open a restaurant once he reached a million YouTube subscribers, a milestone that he achieved during …

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Komo Products

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Canada: Komo Plant-Based Foods Raises $1M in Non-Brokered Private Placement

Komo Plant-Based Foods (CES:YUM), a Canadian foods producer, announces a private placement offering of up to 1,000 company units at a price of CAD $1,000 each, for gross proceeds up to $1,000,000. The units will each consist of a convertible unsecured debenture and 16,000 common share warrants. Serving convenience Based in Vancouver, Komo manufactures a range of plant-based frozen and ready-to-eat meals such as lasagna, chick’n pot pie, shepherd’s pie …

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Burger King Opens Two Meat-Free Locations in Switzerland

Following the success of the plant-based Burger King trials in London, Madrid and Cologne, Burger King has converted its locations in the Swiss cities of Basel and Geneva into plant-based stores for a limited time in partnership with The Vegetarian Butcher. The popup stores will be present from now til 23rd June offering 14 plant-based menu options including the launch of new Cajun Veggie King and Cajun Veggie Long products. …

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Plant Power Cheeseburger

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Plant Power Fast Food Partners with Alpha Foods for More Affordable Vegan Burgers

Plant Power Fast Food, a leading vegan fast food chain, announces new lower-priced menu items as it works to achieve price parity with traditional fast food brands. To create the menu, the chain worked with plant-based brand Alpha Foods to make new pea protein burgers and cheeseburgers priced at $4.95 and $5.95, respectively.  Removing barriers “One of the core criticisms of plant-based food is that it is expensive, our goal …

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ISS Guckenheimer Partners with Humane Society to Make Menu 55% Plant-Based by 2025

ISS Guckenheimer, a leading food services provider, has pledged to make 55% of its menu options fully plant-based by 2025. This represents the strongest such commitment to date by any food service provider, the company says. As part of the Cool Food Pledge, the company is seeking to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by a minimum of 25% over the next three years. To meet these goals, Guckenhimer is working …

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Pokéworks to Offer Vegan Crab Legs in USA

Pokeworks, the world’s leading fast-casual poke brand, announced this week that it is teaming up with Aquamar, a manufacturer of surimi, for several new products including vegan crab legs. Surimi is a product used for imitation crab made from fish flesh, often Alaskan pollock, that has been deboned, washed to remove fat and unwanted bits, then minced and mixed with sugar or sweeteners. Surimi is widely used in sushi rolls, …

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Odd Burger Vegan Fast Food

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Odd Burger Signs Agreement For 40 New Ontario Locations

Odd Burger, one of the world’s first vegan fast-food chains and the first to go public, announced this week that it has signed an agreement with Starke Investments to bring 40 new Odd Burger locations to Ontario over the next eight years. Odd Burger currently has operational locations in Toronto, London, Windsor, Vaughan, Waterloo, Hamilton and Whitby, with additional franchise locations in development including Calgary, Ottawa, Victoria and Vancouver. The …

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Live Nation Everything Legendary

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Live Nation is Bringing Everything Legendary Burgers to Festivals and Venues Across US

Live Nation, the world’s leading live entertainment company, announces a strategic investment in plant-based meat brand Everything Legendary. Through the equity partnership, part of a $6M Series A fund-raise, Live Nation will feature the brand’s burgers across its US festivals and venues, including all House of Blues restaurants.  Featured plant-based burger Beginning this summer, fans at select Live Nation festivals, theaters, clubs and amphitheaters can order Everything Legendary’s best-selling burgers …

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nomoo burgers and shakes

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Vegan Fast Food Brand nomoo Joins with Fransmart to Launch National Franchising

nomoo New American Burgers, an LA fast-casual restaurant, has partnered with franchisement company Fransmart to launch US national franchising of its plant-based burger concept. Following a highly successful first year, nomoo says it aims to revolutionize the classic burger joint with 100% plant-based offerings.  To accelerate nomoo’s expansion, Fransmart – the company behind the mainstream success of iconic brands like Five Guys and QDoba – plans to leverage its leading …

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Mora Vegan Pizza NYC

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Mora Pizza Opens Manhattan’s First Vegan Pizzeria with Innovative Pleese Cheese

Mora Pizza has opened what is claimed to be the first fully vegan pizzeria in Manhattan. To create authentic New York-style pizza, the shop is serving Pleese Cheese, an innovative plant-based brand developed to perfectly melt on pizza.  Classic and beyond Located inside the Vegan on the Fly restaurant on West 45th Street, Mora Pizza offers a smorgasbord of decadent dairy-free pizzas ranging from traditional to the highly unusual. Founded …

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Jack & Bry Jackfruit Unbreaded Fish Fillet

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Jack & Bry Launches “World’s First” Jackfruit Fish Fillet After Selling 50M Vegan Pepperoni Pizza Slices

UK plant-based meat start-up Jack & Bry has debuted what it claims is the world’s first unbreaded jackfruit fish fillet. Produced in collaboration with The Cornish Seaweed Company, the jackfruit fish fillet launch is just the latest innovation from the rapidly-growing British vegan brand.  Jack & Bry has stated that the new unbreaded jackfruit fish fillet was made possible with the use of its jackfruit flavor composition and texture optimization …

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Homeslice Pizza

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Homeslice Pizza Opens First Vegan Site in Collaboration With Neil Rankin’s Symplicity Foods

UK chain Homeslice Pizza is to open its first all-vegan restaurant in collaboration with alt-meat brand Symplicity Foods. The site will replace Homeslice’s existing location on Old Street in Shoreditch, London. Homeslice’s founders, Alan and Mark Wogan, both partners in Symplicity, report that the plant-based pizzas offered at the chain’s conventional sites have proven highly popular, and their success was the catalyst behind the idea of a 100% vegan location, …

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Hugh Jackman’s Laughing Man Coffee Launches All-Vegan Laughing V Cafe

Laughing Man Coffee, a coffee brand founded by actor Hugh Jackman, has opened Laughing V cafe in NYC’s exclusive Tribeca neighborhood, the company’s first vegan business venture.  Bringing better options Operated by Chef Lauren Evans, the cafe is a result of Evans’ local campaigning for more plant-based food options in the ultra-trendy neighborhood, reports VegNews. The chef’s consistent efforts brought her to Laughing Man’s coffee popular shop on Duane Street. …

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