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‘Vegan McDonalds’ Mr. Charlie’s Opening in San Francisco, Will Expand to Australia, New Zealand, and More

Mr. Charlies, the Los Angeles-based fast food restaurant popularly known as the “Vegan McDonald’s”, will soon open its second location in San Francisco’s Union Square. Debuting on January 28th, the new store on 432 Sutter Street is reportedly located directly across from an actual McDonald’s restaurant. The company also says that, since opening last year, it has attracted enormous interest from investors and is planning to open new locations in Australia, New Zealand and Singapore as early as Q1 in 2023. Mr. Charlie’s achieved overnight viral fame in 2022 for apparently spoofing McDonald’s iconic logos and branding. Its 100% vegan menu features items like the signature “Frowny Meal”, ‘Not a Hamburger’, and ‘Not Chicken Nuggets.”  Within months of opening, Mr. Charlie’s reported receiving an “overwhelming …


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In Turn of Events, New Age Eats ‘Walking Away’ From 90% Completed Bay Area Pilot Plant

Cultivated meat startup New Age Eats, formerly New Age Meats, says it is walking away from a nearly-completed food pilot manufacturing facility in Alameda, CA. According to founder and CEO Brian Spears, changed circumstances have forced the startup to let go of the plant, whose construction is 90% completed. New Age and its real estate partners are currently marketing the space. In a post shared on LinkedIn, Spears states the pilot facility is located in The Research Park at Marina Village, a growing innovation hub in the San Francisco Bay Area. The facility offers a total of 23,000 sq ft, with 13,000 sq ft of downstream manufacturing space and 10,000 sq ft of office space, including three food R&D labs. According to Spears, the facility …