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Investments & Acquisitions

Wicked Kitchen Acquires Good Catch’s North American Channels

Plant-based brand Wicked Kitchen has acquired alt-seafood producer Good Catch’s North American channels, stating: “We will have the largest variety of animal-free consumer packaged goods in the industry.” The acquisition will enhance Wicked’s portfolio to include frozen and ambient plant-based seafood. The company will take over the Good Catch brand in North America, while Good Catch’s parent company, Gathered Foods, will become a Wicked shareholder. Branding, product availability, and distribution will all remain the same. Both Wicked and Good Catch were co-founded by chef-brothers Chad and Derek Sarno. Chad Sarno will act as chief culinary officer for both brands, with Wicked and Good Catch working together on plant-based product innovations. Good Catch will also help Wicked expand its presence in foodservice. Wicked Kitchen in the …


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Gastronomy & Food Service

Good Catch Launches Vegan Seafood Soup Range With San Francisco Chain Ladle & Leaf

Gathered Foods, producer of Good Catch plant-based seafood, has announced a partnership with San Francisco based soup and salad restaurant chain Ladle & Leaf, which operates 11 locations in California. Good Catch tuna and crab products will now feature in three new menu items starting this week and a new vegan soup will be offered each week in all San Francisco Bay Area locations, including: Week of May 9 – 13 | Manhattan Seafood Chowder (V, GF, DF): A tomato-based chowder with Good Catch Plant-Based Tuna, potato, onion, white wine and celery, seasoned with thyme, bay, celery seed, and red bell peppers Week of May 16 – 20 | Crab & Corn Bisque (V, GF, DF): A purée of cashew cream, Good Catch Plant-Based Crab, …


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Gastronomy & Food Service

Meta Burger Joins with Good Catch to Add New Fish Filet Sandwich to Menu

Meta Burger, a vegan burger chain based in Colorado, has partnered with Good Catch Plant-Based Seafood to add a new Fish Filet Sandwich to its permanent menu. Made with Good Catch’s Crispy Fish Fillet, the sandwich features tartar sauce and sliced cheese and is now available at all Meta Burger locations.  The partnership is the latest foodservice success for Good Catch, which has swiftly increased its presence on US restaurant menus over the past year-and-a-half. Good Catch’s expansion now includes over a half-dozen major brands, starting with Veggie Grill, which introduced an exclusive tuna melt and Cajun Fish Sandwich by the seafood brand in 2020.  Foodservice acceleration The company then partnered with Whole Foods Market to carry the brand’s signature flaky tuna at select deli …


Good Catch crispy fish burger

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Fast Food

Plant-Based Chain Next Level Burger Debuts Good Catch Crispy Fish Burger

Alt-seafood brand Good Catch and US plant-based restaurant chain Next Level Burger have joined forces to launch the vegan Crispy Fish Burger. The burger is made with Good Catch’s Plant-Based Breaded Fish Fillet and topped with lemon-herb mayo, organic lettuce, tomato, and plant-based American cheese. Served on an organic white bun, the burger will be available from April 1-30 at all Next Level Burger restaurants. Next Level describes itself as the US’ first plant-based burger chain. The company currently has seven locations, but has announced plans to quadruple this figure by 2025. 10% of profits from the Crispy Fish Burger will go to the Ocean Blue Project, a nonprofit removing plastic pollution from the oceans. Good Catch partnerships Previously, Good Catch has entered into partnerships …


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Food & Beverage

Good Catch’s Flagship Tuna Line Debuts at Sprouts Markets Nationwide

Good Catch, the pioneering plant-based seafood brand, announces its popular tuna is now available at Sprouts Farmers Markets across the US. Retailing for $3.99 per pouch, the tuna is high in protein and offers the same flaky texture, flavor and nutritional benefits of seafood without mercury, microplastics or GMO’s, the brand says. Sprouts now stocks all three of Good Catch’s shelf-stable tuna flavors: Naked in Water – An ingredient for adding daily protein in meals, can be used as a 1:1 swap for traditional tuna Mediterranean – Features rich flavors inspired by Southern Europe – garlic, herbs, sweet pepper and a kick of spice Oil & Herbs – Ready to eat out of the package, can be enjoyed as a quick meal or snack. First …


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Products & Launches

Good Catch Launches First-to-Market Plant-Based Salmon Burgers

Good Catch, which is owned by Gathered Foods, is releasing plant-based salmon burgers through a new partnership with UNFI, one of North America’s largest distributors. According to Good Catch, 30% of American seafood consumers purchase salmon each month, and it currently ranks as the most widely eaten fish in the US.  Good Catch says the new salmon burgers are the first such item produced entirely within the US. The product offers a realistic, flaky texture and mild salmon-like flavor seasoned with citrus juice. Each burger contains 16 grams of protein, is simple to prepare, and lacks any unappealing “fishy” smell once cooked.  Propelling plant-based seafood  The burgers will be available through a new partnership with United Natural Foods, Inc. (UNFI), the largest natural grocery wholesale …


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Company News

Good Catch Co-Founders Chad Sarno and Chris Kerr Selected as UBS Global Visionaries

Good Catch Co-Founders Chris Kerr and Chad Sarno have been selected as UBS Global Visionaries. The vaunted list includes entrepreneurs and innovators who endeavor to solve one or more major environmental or social challenges chosen by the UN. Kerr and Sarno received the honor for their bold work creating sustainable alternatives to seafood, which will provide them new speaking opportunities, and connections and support from UBS’ global network of business experts. Bringing plant-based seafood to new heights Under Kerr and Sarno’s leadership, Good Catch has brought plant-based seafood to new heights while achieving astonishing rates of growth in just under five years.This April the company secured $26.35 million in a B-2 bridge funding round to propel its plant-based seafood to the forefront of the industry, and …


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Products & Launches

Good Catch Partners With Spike Mendelsohn’s PLNT Burger For the Save the Bay Fillet

Good Catch, producer of plant-based tuna and frozen seafood products, announces it has partnered with PLNT Burger, Chef Spike Mendelsohn’s fast casual restaurant to launch a new product called the Save the Bay Fillet. PLNT Burger added the Save the Bay Fillet to the menu from 11th July which will be available for a limited time with the Good Catch Plant-Based Breaded Fish Fillet. The Save the Bay Fillet is topped with PLNT tartar sauce, pickles, and lettuce on a potato bun. The product will be available at all locations and on the PLNT Burger app. Mendelsohn came up with the concept of PLNT Burger after being introduced to the Beyond Burger by Seth Goldman, former executive chairman at Beyond Meat. Goldman subsequently became co-founder …


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Investments & Finance

Gathered Foods Secures $26.3M to “Propel Good Catch Plant-Based Seafood to the Forefront of the Industry”

Gathered Foods, producers of Good Catch plant-based seafood, announces it has secured $26.35 million in a B-2 bridge funding round. The company states that the fresh funding will further propel Good Catch plant-based seafood to the forefront of the industry, and extend its international retail footprint, beginning in Europe, and “dramatically increase the number of Good Catch products on the market.”


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Gastronomy & Food Service

Good Catch Vegan Fish Burgers Available on Bareburger Menu From Today

Good Catch plant-based seafood has announced its third foodservice agreement, this time with New York’s Bareburger, marking the first foodservice distribution for the Good Catch fish burgers. The limited time menu items as described below will be available at Bareburger Astoria (33-21 31st Ave, Queens) and Upper West Side (795 Columbus Ave, Manhattan), with more locations coming later in the Spring.


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Gastronomy & Food Service

Good Catch Tuna Now in Whole Foods Deli as Part of “Aggressive” Foodservice Expansion

Gathered Foods, makers of Good Catch plant-based tuna, has announced a new foodservice partnership with natural and organic foods retailer Whole Foods Market. The move signals continued growth for vegan tuna products, of which there are now dozens around the world, with producers ranging from small startups to corporates keen to enter the growing market for sustainable plant-based seafood.