Wining and Dining for A New World

by Priya Rao Harvest Seminar Series: A Resource for the Recovery of the Restaurant & Hospitality Industry There is no doubt that hospitality has been one of the hardest hit industries across the world and will be one of the slowest to recover. While we wait for the public to feel more comfortable dining indoors,…

Pivoting to a New Default with DefaultVeg

by Ilana Braverman Imagine a world where plant-based foods are served as the default menu option. Where nothing changes other than the way the items are presented on the menu. Meat and dairy options can still be included, but customers have to modify the item to include animal-based ingredients.  You order a latte and it…

CNN BUSINESS: Burger King Launches the Rebel Whopper in Europe

Following the success of the Impossible Burger’s U.S. debut this past year, Burger King has announced a plant-based foray into the European market. The fast food giant has elected to go with a plant-based patty made by The Vegetarian Butcher, a brand owned by Unilever. The new menu item will go by the name “Rebel…

Fueling Our Next Generation with Amie Hamlin

Amie Hamlin is the Executive Director of the Coalition for Healthy School Food. Her efforts are focused on the noble cause of helping young people have access to plant-based foods each day in school. Amie, her team and her allies are working to maximize the short and long-term health of students’ bodies and minds so…

USA TODAY: Meatless Meatball Subs are Coming to Subway

Add another high profile quick service chain to the plant-based list! Subway announced today that Beyond Meat meatball subs are coming to select locations. Let’s hope they pair it with a delicious plant-based cheese option like a Follow Your Heart provolone and this former meatball sub-lover will be there in a heartbeat! Read the full…

SKIFT TABLE: Red Robin Turns to Plant-Based Burgers to Increase Sales

It’s no longer a secret that consumers are looking for meat-free options, even at traditionally meat-heavy establishments like All-American burger joints. Red Robin has taken noticed and announced the addition of the Impossible Burger at all 570 of its US locations. The move comes after a disappointing year for Red Robin from a sales perspective….

FOOD NAVIGATOR: An Eye on Unsweetened Plant-Based Milks

Food Navigator puts a spotlight on the trend towards plant-based milks without added sweeteners. VIDEO Califia Farms: ‘Unsweetened products are driving volume in plant-based milks, and oatmilk really delivers with no added sugar’ 23-Jan-2019 By Elaine Watson While Califia Farms’ barista blend oatmilk was designed to deliver exceptional performance for the specialty coffee trade, oatmilk also…

FOOD NAVIGATOR: Plant Based Chicken Nuggets Concept Raises $1 Million

Chicken nuggets are among the most accessible food out there. Imagine the impact on human health, sustainability and animal welfare if even a small percentage of chicken nugget consumption was shifted to plant-based nuggets. Startup Seattle Food Tech is thinking about just that: Seattle Food Tech raises $1m, starts delivering plant-based chicken nuggets to schools,…

MARKET WATCH: Sodexo Rolls Out Plant-Based Menus Across the Nation

Food service giant Sodexo has announced its launch of 200 new plant-based recipes to be implemented in dining halls across the United States. Check out the full article reported by Market Watch: GAITHERSBURG, Md., Oct. 3, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — According to a Nielsen global survey, 39% of American consumers are working to incorporate more plant-based foods…