smashburger jackfruit burger

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Fast Food

Smashburger Adds jack & annie’s Jackfruit Burgers at All US Locations, Serves Them in Non Vegan Buns

Smashburger, a burger chain operating corporate and franchise locations in 9 countries, has partnered with fellow Colorado brand jack and annie’s to offer a jackfruit burger at all US restaurants. Following the success and positive feedback from consumers during a limited-time menu test last summer at select Smashburger locations in Colorado, New York, New Jersey and Chicago, the chain decided to offer the plant-based burger as a permanent menu item in all branches. “As plant-based alternatives become more common on menus across the industry, it was natural to expand our menu,” said Eric Marcoux, Chief Restaurant Support Officer at Smashburger. “When we discovered jack & annie’s, we knew we were in the right place with our shared Colorado connections and our shared food philosophy of …


Jack & Annies Vegan Buffalo Chicken

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Products & Launches

Jack & Annie’s Expands Jackfruit Chicken Portfolio with New Crispy Patties and Gluten-Free Tenders

Jack & Annie’s, which specializes in producing jackfruit meats, announces it is expanding its plant-based chicken portfolio with three new frozen products: Crispy Jack Patties, Buffalo Jack Patties, and Crispy Gluten-Free Jack Tenders. The new items are now available at US grocers nationwide, including Sprouts, Publix, Wegmans, Giant and Stop & Shop. Made with real jackfruit, a nutrient-dense plant known for its meaty texture, the new lineup features the same juicy flavor that has made Jack & Annie’s a fan favorite, the brand says. Products include: Crispy Jack Patties – Crispy and lightly seasoned patties that can be enjoyed on a bun or on their own Buffalo Jack Patties – Zesty flavor with hints of vinegar and butter  Crispy Gluten-Free Jack Tenders – Delicious gluten-free …


Jack & Annie's Jackfruit Meat Products

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Investments & Finance

Jackfruit Meat Brand Jack & Annie’s Closes $23M Series B Funding Round

Jackfruit meat brand Jack & Annie’s has announced the closing of a $23 million Series B funding round. The sustainability-focused producer will expand its distribution in the US across retail and foodservice channels for its jackfruit meat products.  Based in Boulder, Colorado, Jack & Annie’s differentiates itself from competitors in the alt meat space by making its products – including frozen and chilled sausages, pulled pork, and wings – from whole plant jackfruit. According to the brand’s research, around 70% of jackfruit goes unused, so Jack & Annie’s supports farming communities in India by preventing the underutilized crop from going to waste, providing farming families with 10-40% of their income. In less than a year in business, the brand has rapidly gained distribution nationally in …