Franklin Farms disney

© Franklin Farms

Products & Launches

Franklin Farms Collaborates with Disney on Plant-Based Foods Featuring Mickey Mouse

Franklin Farms, a US producer of plant-based meals and burgers for retail and foodservice, announces a new collaboration with Disney featuring Mickey Mouse on its co-branded packaging. Available at retailers in the US, the new packaging encompasses six of Franklin Farms’ existing products. Beyond the visual upgrade, each product in the range features the Disney Check, a symbol signifying compliance with Disney’s Nutrition Guidelines, which, according to Disney, are based on rigorous, science-backed nutrition standards and continuously updated to reflect current nutritional research. The co-branded lineup includes the Classic Veggie Burger and Barbeque Veggie Burger. Both of these products are relatively clean-label, featuring an array of vegetables like mushrooms, carrots, corn, and red peppers, while also containing methylcellulose—a common binder found in plant-based burgers from …


Beyond named Disneyland Paris Plant-Based Meat Partner

© Disneyland Paris/Beyond Meat

Tourism & Travel

Beyond Meat Named Official Disneyland Paris Plant-Based Meat Partner

Beyond Meat has been chosen as the official Disneyland Paris Plant-Based Meat Partner. The company’s products will be served across the entire resort, including theme parks, Disney Village, and Disney Hotels. According to Disneyland, the Beyond Burger, Beyond Sausage, and Beyond Meatballs will be used to develop a meatless version of each menu item currently available. The move is part of the resort’s drive to reduce its environmental impact, and will be promoted with new combined marketing and retail campaigns. “Partnering with Disneyland Paris, a beloved and iconic brand that shares our vision of a better future, is a true milestone for us as we make plant-based meat more accessible throughout Europe,” said Jorg Oostdam, General Manager EMEA, Beyond Meat. “As more consumers gravitate towards …


Disneyland Paris

© Disneyland Paris

Food Service

Disneyland Paris Develops Range of Vegan Dishes & Snacks On 30th Anniversary

On 6 March, the 30th anniversary celebrations began at Disneyland Paris, the destination having opened on 12 April 1992. For this occasion, Europe’s leading tourist destination has created new shows, costumes and… vegan food and snacks. Most of the 70 restaurants in Disneyland Paris and Walt Disney Studios parks, Disney Hotels and Disney Village now offer vegan options. So, in addition to the meagre vegan offerings already available (including the vegan Magnum almond ice cream, churros, wrap and vegan chilli), two new cookies have been created to mark the 30th anniversary of the destination. Some all-you-can-eat buffets, such as the Agrabah Café with Middle Eastern flavours, have vegan options and some fast food outlets also offer Beyond Meat steaks with vegan tartar sauce. Disneyland Paris …


TMRW Foods sausage

©TMRW Foods

Investments & Finance

Canada’s TMRW Foods Raises $2.6M For US Expansion With High Profile Investors From Daiya and Disney

Vancouver-based TMRW Foods announced this week a seed round investment of $2.6 million from investors including Greg Blake, Co-founder of Daiya, and Richard Cooperstein, CEO & Senior Managing Partner of Media Investment Group, former Senior Executive at Disney‘s Worldwide Television Group, Paramount Pictures & Facebook.   Other investors in the seed round included Eric Patel, Director at Fresh Prep, former Director at Smart Sweets, former Board Chairman at Daiya, and the Milne Group, owners of Virtuous Pie, Mila and Harken Coffee. The fresh funds will be used to further product innovation, North American expansion, and increased efficiency of current production lines. TMRW Foods portfolio currently includes TMRW Burgers, TMRW Breakfast Patties, TMRW Ground, 4 flavours of TMRW Sausages, and four flavours of the newly-launched TMRW …


Impossible Whopper

© Impossible Foods

Food & Beverage

The Impossible Burger Designated as Preferred Plant-Based Burger for Disney Theme Parks and Cruise Line

Impossible Foods announces a new strategic alliance today with Disney Parks, Experiences, and Products. As part of the alliance, the food tech startup’s flagship product – Impossible Burger – will be designated as the “Preferred Plant-Based Burger” of Walt Disney World® Resort, Disneyland® Resort, and Disney Cruise Line.