Vegan Junk Food Bar

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Vegan Junk Food Bar Enters Germany With Largest Ever Store

On September 1, Dutch chain Vegan Junk Food Bar will open its first German location in the city of Cologne. The 222-seat restaurant will be the chain’s largest to date. For the most part, the menu will be the same as other Vegan Junk Food Bar locations, which serve dishes such as burgers, vegan seafood, and plant-based ribs. However, a new dish — Loaded Fries with Bratwurst — has been …

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Fuller's x Made in Hackney

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Fuller’s Partners With Made in Hackney to Launch Plant-Based Burger in London Pubs

UK company Fuller’s Brewery has partnered with London community kitchen Made in Hackney to offer a plant-based burger at pubs owned by Fuller’s. The burger features a jerk patty made from mushrooms, quinoa, and beetroot, topped with smoky vegan cheese, tahini-dressed kale, balsamic beef tomato, and a secret sauce. It is served with triple-cooked chips. The collaboration is ongoing, and Made in Hackney will also be developing vegan Christmas dishes …

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Plantcraft Bologna Sandwich

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New York’s Plantega Partners with Plantcraft for Exclusive Plant-Based Bologna Sandwich

NYC’s Plantega, a deli-in-store concept found throughout the city’s bodegas, is partnering with deli meat startup Plantcraft to debut the latter’s new plant-based bologna. For a limited time, the new Bologna Sandwich will be available exclusively at four Plantega locations in Brooklyn and Manhattan.  Featuring Plantcraft Bologna, mustard, vegan mayo, vegan cheese, lettuce and tomato on sliced bread, the sandwich will be on the menu Aug. 26 – Sept. 26 …

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Next Level Burger Stacked Vegan Burger

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West Coast Favorite Next Level Burger Opening New Flagship Location in Denver, CO

Plant-based burger chain Next Level Burger announces it is opening its flagship restaurant in Denver, CO on August 20th. The new outlet will be the Oregon-based brand’s ninth national location and first in Colorado.  Calling itself “America’s First Plant-Based Burger Joint”, the eight-year-old Next Level brand is famous for its healthy yet decadent take on fast food, ranging from stacked vegan burgers and Crispy Chik’n sandwiches to baskets of tenders, …

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Slutty Vegan Prepares to Open First NYC Restaurant in Brooklyn Next Month

Pinky Cole, founder and CEO of burger phenomenon Slutty Vegan, announces Slutty Vegan Brooklyn will officially open on Saturday, September 17th. Located at 690 Fulton Street in Fort Greene, the new restaurant marks the brand’s first franchise in New York, and its 7th national location. Known for its provocatively named burgers, Slutty Vegan was founded in 2018 and has become world-famous both for its indulgent fast food and epic long …

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Kevin Hart Vegan Fast Food

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Kevin Hart’s Vegan Hart House Restaurant Opening Aug. 25, With Eye Towards National Expansion

Comedian Kevin Hart reveals his plant-based fast food concept, Hart House, will open its first location in LA’s Westchester neighborhood on Thursday, August 25th.  Serving a menu of burg’rs, chick’n sandwiches, salads, fries, and milkshakes, Hart House aims to “disrupt fast food” with healthier and more affordable plant-based options, Hart says.  Several Southern California locations are already in the works, and the brand is looking toward US national expansion, with …

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plant-based chicken TiNDLE

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Plant-Based Chicken TiNDLE Triples UK Restaurant Sites to Almost 200

Next Gen Foods announces the expansion of its food service footprint across the UK with its plant-based chicken product TiNDLE debuting at several restaurants and quick-service groups in the country. According to the company, TiNDLE is about to triple its original restaurant sites count to nearly 200 in under four months. This month, TiNDLE will debut at several restaurants and quick-service groups paving the way for a plant-based future across …

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Pizza Hut UK

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Pizza Hut UK Offers Vegan Cheese for Delivery Nationwide as Meat-Free Sales Rise by 19%

Pizza Hut UK has partnered with alt-dairy brand Violife to offer vegan cheese for delivery across the country. Violife cheese has been available at Pizza Hut’s dine-in restaurants since 2017, and the partnership has now been extended to the chain’s Delivery Huts following a successful local trial earlier this summer. Customers will be able to swap the cheese on any pizza for Violife’s plant-based alternative. “The partnership gives everyone who …

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Whole Foods co-founder John Mackey

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Whole Foods Co-Founder John Mackey to Launch Plant-Based Restaurant & Wellness Chain

Whole Foods co-founder John Mackey, who will be departing the company in September, is reportedly planning to launch a chain of plant-based restaurants and wellness centres. Mackey has been named as a partner in startup Healthy America LLC,  which has raised $31 million to launch the national chain. Other former Whole Foods executives are also involved — such as Betsy Foster, previously the retailer’s Senior Vice President, who is now …

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Symplicity Smashing Plates plant-based kofta wrap

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Smashing Plates Launches Plant-Based Kofta Wrap in Collaboration With Symplicity

London-based Greek-style chain Smashing Plates has announced it is collaborating with Symplicity Foods to launch a plant-based kofta wrap. The new menu item features Symplicity’s natural vegetable-based meat alternatives in Smashing Plates’ signature doughy wrap. It is served with salad, fries, and the chain’s new yellow sauce. The kofta wrap is now available at all four Smashing Plates locations — London Bridge, Tooting, Canary Wharf, and Wembley. About Symplicity Symplicity …

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High Time Chicken Nugget

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Boston’s High Time Foods: Creating “Cuisine Agnostic” Minced Plant-Based Chicken

As the vast majority of plant-based meats are sold as refrigerated or frozen products, shelf-stable alternative proteins represent a much smaller, yet potentially very lucrative, market segment. Now, High Time Foods is seizing the opportunity by bringing dried plant-based chicken mince to chefs and restaurants across Boston, reports BizJournals.  Created to offer a convenient food service solution, High Times’ chicken comes as a dry mix that combines with water and …

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Vistro Burger Franchise

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Meet Vistro Burger: A Fast-Growing NYC Franchise Powered by The Vegan Warrior Project

While plant-based burger concepts continue to flourish coast-to-coast, there is a growing niche for brands that forgo the usual Impossible or Beyond patties in favor of custom, chef-crafted burgers. Vistro Burger, an innovative concept in NYC, is helping to lead this bold new trend.  Founded by entrepreneur Ross Glick, Vistro Burger offers a familiar selection of hearty burgers, fries and milkshakes in a colorful fast-casual setting. But its patties – …

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The Filthy Vegan

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UK: The Filthy Vegan to Open Two New Sites in the Midlands

Nottingham-based food stall The Filthy Vegan is to open a takeaway at East Midlands Designer Outlet in Derbyshire. The brand will join major names such as Starbucks, Burger King, and Subway at the shopping centre’s food court. Not to be confused with Matt Pritchard’s Dirty Vegan, The Filthy Vegan initially launched in 2019, offering plant-based kebabs made with soy meat. Customers placed orders via Facebook and Instagram, and the meals …

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Lypid Vegan Fats & Louisa Coffee Plant-Based Meats

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Lypid Partners with Taiwan’s Louisa Coffee For New ‘Juicy’ Plant-Based Meat Lineup

Lypid, a startup specializing in plant-based fats, announces a partnership with Louisa Coffee, Taiwan’s largest coffee chain, to serve new plant-based burgers made with Lypid’s animal-like vegan fat, PhytoFat.  Available at 500 locations across Taiwan, the collaboration will feature six sandwiches, rice burgers, muffins, and bagels made with the special burger patties. According to Chris Huang, Founder and Chairman of Louisa Coffee, the “juicy” new burgers are intended to make …

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Daring & Juice Press Healthy Vegan Chicken Wrap

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Juice Press Partners with Daring for New Plant-Based Chicken Salad Wrap

Juice Press, a juice bar chain with over 80 locations across the US, has partnered with plant chicken brand Daring for its new Plant-Based Chik’n Salad Wrap.  Protein lunch Containing 19 grams of protein, the menu item features Daring chicken, cashew cream and chickpeas served in a whole wheat wrap. Customers can find the wrap at most Juice Press locations in the New York Tri-State area.  2022 continues to be …

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