Rebellyous Foods is accepting proposals from food facilities to operate its new system that manufactures plant-based meat at price parity with animal products.

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Manufacturing & Technology

Rebellyous Foods Calls on Food Facilities to Revolutionize Plant-Based Chicken Prices with Mock 2

Rebellyous Foods, a Seattle-based startup working to make plant-based chicken affordable, raised $9.5 million last February to build Mock 2, a production system that is said to be capable of producing plant-based meat at 60% lower cost than all available methods.  The food tech, which has recently unveiled the technology, now announces that it is accepting proposals (RFP) from USDA or FDA food facilities to install and operate the production system to make its plant-based chicken and potentially other companies’ products, starting in early Spring 2024.   Mock 2 consists of a fully continuous, automated, and chilled dough system that is said to improve and simplify the mix-and-form process, thus saving electricity and labor resources. According to the food tech, it can produce from 2,500 to 3,700 pounds per hour, with the …

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Food Service

Rebellyous Foods Partners with Vizient to Expand Plant-Based Options in Healthcare Facilities

Seattle-based food manufacturing technology company Rebellyous Foods has secured a significant distribution contract with Vizient, a group purchasing organization representing the healthcare sector and various educational institutions. Under this agreement, Vizient’s extensive public sector customer base, totaling an annual purchasing volume of $130 billion, gains access to a range of Rebellyous Foods’ plant-based chicken products. The company’s vegan nuggets, tenders, and patties are free from cholesterol, antibiotics, and hormones. Furthermore, Rebellyous’ K-12 products adhere to the USDA standards for meat alternate credits in the National School Lunch Program. Lauren Pitts, Senior Food Service Account Manager at Rebellyous, expressed enthusiasm about the partnership, stating, “Vizient’s customer base has a national presence — increasing their plant-based portfolio can have an impact on the planet and public health.” …

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Food Service

Rebellyous Foods Expands Into School Cafeterias as Students and Providers Choose Plant-Based Chicken Over Chicken Nuggets

As the new school year approaches, plant-based chicken company Rebellyous Foods expands its reach, with more schools choosing its products. According to the Seattle company, this traction is part of a growing school movement in the USA to provide more plant-based options. But the huge popularity of its nuggets is also part of the reason: as Kristie Middleton, VP, Business Development at Rebellyous Foods tells vegconomist, students have stated a preference for the plant-based option. At the Annual National Conference of the School Nutrition Association, students said they enjoyed Rebellyous Foods’ nuggets more than conventional chicken nuggets. Additionally, school food providers gave the company resounding feedback: “It tastes like chicken.”  “Just a few weeks ago, the team attended the Annual National Conference of the School …

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Investments & Acquisitions

Sentient Ventures Invests £2M In Female-Founded Companies Disrupting the Food System

UK-based impact fund Sentient Ventures has announced its first three investments — all into female-founded companies. A combined £2 million has been invested into dairy-free cheesemonger La Fauxmagerie, vegan pizza chain Purezza, and plant-based chicken brand Rebellyous. It comes as figures suggest that female-founded companies are chronically underfunded, receiving just 1p of every £1 of venture funding in the UK. Male founder teams get 89p, while mixed-gender teams get 10p. La Fauxmagerie Founded by sisters Charlotte and Rachel Stevens, La Fauxmagerie claims to be the UK’s first plant-based cheesemonger. The co-founders report that the investment has allowed them to “aggressively scale our manufacturing division and build our team”, leading to a listing at 104 Waitrose supermarkets. The brand is now set to roll out nationwide. …

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Investments & Finance

Rebellyous Foods Raises $9.5M for Plant-Based Chicken’s “Next-Gen Meat Machine”

Rebellyous Foods, the Seattle startup working to make plant-based chicken affordable, has announced a $9.5 million equity round to build its novel production technology. Founded in late 2017 by former aerospace engineer Christie Lagally, Rebellyous focuses on making plant-based meat better, faster, and cheaper through tech-backed solutions. “Next-gen meat machine” “During a tough economic slump, we are thrilled by this testament to investors’ belief in Rebellyous and price parity as a solution to sustained growth of plant-based meat in the marketplace,” said Lagally, who is also the company’s CEO. Rebellyous will use the significant investment to deploy its breakthrough equipment and build its Mock 2 — “next-gen meat machine”— capable of producing 10K lbs per hour, with one production line controlled by one person to bring …

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Company News

Rebellyous Reveals “World’s First” Vegan Nuggets at Price Parity With Chicken

Seattle’s Rebellyous Foods announces that, following three years of development, the company has produced what it says are the first restaurant-quality vegan nuggets at price parity to poultry, stating that these first iterations will allow the company to eventually outperform animal-based nuggets. Rebellyous, founded by former Boeing engineer Christie Lagally, says the nuggets were created using a proprietary system that will “reinvent” the process of producing vegan meat, fulfilling its original mission to make vegan meat affordable through the use of innovative technology. Reinventing the process of manufacturing plant-based meat The nuggets were created with Rebellyous’ patented novel production equipment called the Mock 1S, which has five patents pending, and according to the company “re-invents the process of manufacturing plant-based meat with continuous, automated, self-contained …

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Company News

Rebellyous Foods Arrives On East Coast, Wins KeHE On Trend Frozen Award

Rebellyous Foods recently announced it has expanded its award winning plant-based nuggets and tenders into 66 Albertsons locations in the Mid-Atlantic region including Safeway and Acme stores. Rebellyous, whose investors include Clear Current Capital, CPT Capital, Agronomics, Vulcan Capital, and KBW Ventures,  also announces it has received the  KeHE On Trend® Frozen Award. The company reports that over 200 brands applied for the award and a team of judges chose Rebellyous’ plant-based nuggets as best in the frozen category after considering ingredients, innovation, taste, price, packaging, people, and purpose.  “Not only are they kid tested and mom approved, but industry tastemakers agree that our plant-based nuggets are a stand out in the industry,” said Christie Lagally, founder and CEO of Rebellyous Foods. “To boot, Rebellyous …

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Company News

Rebellyous Foods Names Former Beyond Meat Director as Head of Equipment Research and Development

Rebellyous Foods, the Seattle startup working to make plant-based chicken affordable by developing novel manufacturing equipment, announced yesterday that Puvin Pichai, previously of Beyond Meat, has joined the company as Director of Equipment Research and Development. Puvin is a chemical engineer with experience in food and fine chemical process and equipment design, development, pilot scaleup, and technology transfer for commercial manufacturing. Most recently as Director of Process Research at Beyond Meat, Puvin led the Innovation Engineering and Pilot teams where they designed and manufactured novel components, as well as conducted trials to optimize process conditions and produce prototype samples. He previously held a senior management position in directed research and engineering teams at Novus International. He holds a BA magna cum laude in Chemistry from …

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Products & Launches

Rebellyous Foods Rolls Out Award-Winning Chicken Range in over 200 Safeway Stores

Seattle startup Rebellyous Foods has announced the expanded availability of its award-winning plant-based nuggets, as well as patties and tenders. As of this week, the products will be available at more than 200 Safeway stores in the Pacific Northwest.  “We look forward to bringing the Rebellyion to all four corners of the U.S. and beyond in the months to come.”  Founded by former Boeing engineer Christie Lagally, and backed by the vegan Saudi Prince Khaled amongst other high profile investors, the brand recently pivoted into retail as the consequences of the pandemic took their toll on the foodservice sector. Last month, Rebellyous Nuggets were awarded the New Product Award in the Plant-Based Protein category as part of the Specialty Food Association’s (SFA) 2021 sofi™ Awards. …

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Interviews

Rebellyous Foods: “By Bringing Affordable Plant-Based Options Into New Markets, We’ll Make Plant-Based Eating More Accessible to Everyone”

Rebellyous Foods will be well known to most vegconomist readers as the chicken industry-disrupting foodtech company backed by the vegan Saudi Prince Khaled amongst other high profile investors. Rebellyous raised $6M in Series A funding in 2020 for its unique technology which produces cost-efficient, realistic chicken alternatives, and last month pivoted into retail with three new products.

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Products & Launches

“A New Industry Standard For Taste” – Rebellyous Foods Pivots into Retail With New Products

Rebellyous Foods, the Seattle startup founded by former Boeing engineer Christie Lagally, announces it is adding three new products to its portfolio as it pivots into retail due to the effects of the pandemic on B2B. Backed by the vegan Saudi Prince Khaled amongst other high profile investors, the brand develops innovative technology specific to the plant-based meat industry to reduce production costs.

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Kristie Middleton Vice President, Business Development at Rebellyous Foods

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Interviews

Rebellyous: “We Are Democratizing Plant-Based Meat to Offer a Better Product for Everyone!”

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Rebellyous Foods (formerly Seattle Food Tech) is a food production startup creating plant-based meats for the food service industry, using innovative manufacturing technology to produce affordable plant-based meat at high volumes. We talked to Kristie Middleton, Vice President Business Development, about their company’s mission, current distribution and future plans.

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Company News

Rebellyous Challenges Big Chicken With New Technology to “Revolutionise Food Production”

Vegan meat has a problem: plant-based meats can be two-to-five times more expensive than meat produced on a factory farm. This means that some of the people and institutions that would benefit the most from having healthy, protein-packed plant-based options can’t afford it. Former Boeing engineer Christie Lagally is on a mission to solve this problem.

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