Will Startup Hungry Planet™ Gain Momentum After Recent Success in a California School District?

Will Startup Hungry Planet™ Gain Momentum After Recent Success in a California School District?

A California school district began to offer plant-based meals across all their cafeterias this past academic year and had students choose whether or not they wanted to eat them based on taste. “The initiative was so successful, the meals will likely be offered again next year,” reports KEYT.

We’ve heard about companies like Impossible Food and Beyond Meat making their way in restaurants, but the Santa Barbara Unified School District actually sourced her plant-based protein from a startup based out of Missouri. It’s called Hungry Planet™.

According to the company’s website, it focuses on creating an alternative protein to ground beef, chicken, pork, Italian sausage, chorizo sausage, and crab for culinary professionals to use as a 1:1 substitution in innovative entrees. The company says it develops its faux meats to delight the demanding tastes of meat lovers in the heart of the Midwest.

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Vegan Steak Increases Production After Selling Out 40,000 Units in 1 Week

Vegan Steak Increases Production After Selling Out 40,000 Units in 1 Week

With the recent incredible response to UK launch of the world’s first vegan steak, an increase in production has been ordered before rolling out across Europe.

The Netherlands based vegan company, Vivera, debuted their latest product in over 400 Tesco locations and sold about 40,000 units within the first week.

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This Plant-Based Burger Chain Expands to NYC

This Plant-Based Burger Chain Expands to NYC

As the vegan movement continues to gain momentum, we are seeing more plant-based items pop up on menus at all restaurants in every segment of the industry. 

At the same time, the better-burger movement is also still alive and well. Making Next Level Burger, a plant-based burger chain, primed for growth.   

Next Level has five locations in California, Washington and Oregon–but is expanding to the eats coast with a location in Brooklyn, New York. 

“The new Next Level Burger will be inside the Whole Foods 365 market with separate seating, similar to their other locations in Seattle and California. The new location is set to open January 31st, 2018 and we can’t wait!” announced the brand on social. 

The concept was started by Matt and Cierra de Gruyter, a husband and wife team, with a mission to serve “healthy, sustainable, delicious food.”

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