Gastronomy & Food Service

Abbot’s Butcher Partners with Chicago’s Protein Bar & Kitchen to Trial Plant-Based Chicken

Premium plant-based meat brand Abbot’s Butcher announces a new partnership with Protein Bar and Kitchen, a healthy fast-casual chain based in Chicago. Beginning July 6, Protein and Bar will feature Abbot’s Butcher Chopped Chick’n in its Vegan Goddess Salad Vegan Egg Roll Bowl as a limited-time trial at its Lincoln Park location.

“We’re really excited to have found a company that understands the importance of what we put into our bodies”

During the trial, which runs through July, customers can also order the Chopped Chick’n as a protein choice for any Protein Bar & Kitchen menu item. Made with Chopped Chick’n, The Vegan Goddess Salad also features plant-based feta, mushrooms, asparagus, carrots, green onions, and chickpeas, topped with green goddess dressing. The Vegan Egg Roll Bowl is a new, seasonal menu item made with Chopped Chick’n, kale, carrots, riced cauliflower, green onion, sesame seeds, spicy vegan mayo and garlic ginger sauce.

Protein Bar Wrap
©Protein Bar & Kitchen

Clean-label protein

Founded in Southern California, Abbot’s Butcher makes the only Whole30 Certified plant-based meats that are free from soy, gluten, preservatives and canola oil. Its products, which include Slow-Roasted Chopped Chick’n, Chorizo and Ground Beef, can be found at retailers across the US, including Whole Foods Market, The Fresh Market and Fresh Thyme. In May 2022, the brand launched into over 1,000 Target locations

In food service, Abbot’s products can be found at Freebirds World Burrito, The Encore at Wynn Las Vegas, and Honeybee Burger

Abbot's Butcher Chicken in Pan
©Abbot’s Butcher

The right match

“When we decided to add a plant-based Chick’n to our lineup, we found that most of the options out there were soy or gluten-based and full of unpronounceable ingredients,” said Protein Bar & Kitchen Operations Services Manager, Laura Camerer. “Once we tried Abbot’s Butcher, we knew we found the right match; not only was their Chick’n delicious, it was also a clean and allergen-free label.

She adds, “We’re really excited to have found a company that understands the importance of what we put into our bodies and we think both our omnivore and plant-based guests will find the Abbot’s Butcher Chick’n enjoyable.”

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