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World’s First Plant-Based Burger King Opens Doors As Flexitarianism Goes Mainstream

3 Mins Read The world’s first-ever meat-free Burger King outlet has opened doors in Cologne, Germany this week, amid surging mainstream demand for plant-based food as consumers adopt flexitarian eating habits for environmental, ethical and health reasons. The restaurant, open from June 7 to June 11, has teamed up with The Vegetarian Butcher to serve meatless Whoppers, vegan […]

Next Meats & IKEA Japan Partner To Debut Plant-Based Gyudon Beef Curry

3 Mins Read Tokyo-based food tech Next Meats is collaborating with home furnishing giant IKEA Japan to debut a brand new plant-based dish to customers. The dish, made from IKEA’s plant-based curry and Next Meat’s flagship soy-based beef alternative, will be available in select IKEA stores in the country as part of a Sustainable Food Fair.  Partnering with […]

Singapore Food Tech Next Gen Brings TiNDLE Plant-Based Chicken To Hong Kong, Macau & Kuala Lumpur

4 Mins Read Singapore food tech Next Gen is bringing its plant-based chicken brand Tindle into new markets, launching in Hong Kong, Macau and Kuala Lumpur simultaneously next month. Partnering with distributor Classic Fine Foods, Tindle will make its way into restaurant menus across the three Asian cities as plant-based demand across the region continues to grow.  Next […]

Meat-Turned-Vegan Brand Noble Jerky Records 70% Revenue Surge Amid Covid-19

3 Mins Read Noble Jerky, a former meat brand that turned vegan three years ago, has seen its revenue increase by 70% over the pandemic-stricken year as consumers increasingly shift towards plant-based alternatives. The company decided to ditch meat entirely from its business model after recognising that “sustainable agriculture was not feasible when raising animals for food production”.  […]

Johnny Rockets Unveils Plant-Based Impossible Burger & Craig’s Vegan Shakes Across 80 Locations

3 Mins Read Diner chain Johnny Rockets along with eight other restaurant concepts have launched new plant-based options for a limited period of time that include the Impossible Original burger, Craig’s Vegan Shakes, and dairy-free Daiya Cheddar Style Slices. Owned by FAT (Fresh. Authentic. Tasty.) Brands, a global franchising company that owns nine restaurant brands and franchises over […]

Burger King Indonesia Launches Plant-Based Whopper With The Vegetarian Butcher

2 Mins Read Burger King Indonesia has become the latest to hop on the Plant-Based Whopper bandwagon, launching the new meatless patty in Jakarta this month before expanding to all 175 outlets nationwide. Partnering with Unilever-owned The Vegetarian Butcher for the new vegetarian-friendly menu item, Burger King says that the response from consumers has been “amazing”.  Fast food […]

Din Tai Fung Expands Vegan Menu With JUST Egg Across All U.S. Outlets

3 Mins Read Famous Taiwanese restaurant chain Din Tai Fung has expanded their vegan offerings across its U.S. locations in partnership with San Francisco food tech Eat Just. Featuring the plant-based JUST Egg, the five new items range from noodles and dumplings, and have now landed on the menus of all thirteen restaurants it operates in the country.  […]

Vegan & Allergy-Inclusive Food Businesses Can ‘Earn More & Risk Less’, Food Safety Expert Details In New Book

4 Mins Read Foodservice businesses are leaving behind a huge opportunity if they fail to address the “ticking time-bomb” of rising allergy-related incidents and make the shift to become more inclusive, warns food safety expert Heather Landex. In her new book, Landex, a two-decade-long veteran of the industry, advises food companies to stop excluding the “significant and growing” […]

New York’s 3-Michelin-Star Restaurant Eleven Madison Park Goes 100% Plant-Based

4 Mins Read Eleven Madison Park, the upscale three-Michelin-star restaurant helmed by Daniel Humm, is reopening its doors with a 100% vegan menu. Famous for its meat-centric American fine dining cuisine, the decision to go completely plant-based was a “risk worth taking” as it becomes increasingly clear amid the pandemic that the current food system is “simply not […]

Mei Jiang Launches Thailand’s First Chinese Plant-Based Fine Dining Experience

5 Mins Read Mei Jiang, the fine dining Chinese restaurant at The Peninsula Bangkok, has relaunched with a brand new exclusive plant-based culinary experience. Helmed by executive chef Stefan Leitner, the restaurant will open its doors, offering only one dinner reservation per night and serving a nine-course, plant-based Chinese tasting menu – the first of its kind in […]