Gathered Foods has partnered with Veggie Grill which will see its Good Catch plant-based tuna feature on the fast-casual restaurant’s menu.
Until the end of the year, Veggie Grill has added a limited-edition exclusive tuna melt to its menus nationwide featuring Good Catch’s plant-based tuna.
With 37 locations across California, Illinois, Massachusetts, New York, Oregon and Washington, Veggie Grill offers 100% plant-based food from salads to burgers.
The partnership marks Good Catch’s first entry into the restaurant industry and Gathered Foods says it has larger expansion planned in the next few months.
Good Catch’s plant-based tuna is made from the brand’s proprietary six-legume blend (peas, chickpeas, lentils, soy, fava beans and navy beans), which is said to create a texture that mimics the flakiness of seafood.
The deal comes after the company recently launched a line of frozen entrees and appetisers, including fish cakes and burgers, and opened a new production plant in Heath, Ohio.
“We’ve been working for years to bring our high quality, great tasting tuna product to the foodservice industry so that consumers nationwide can reimagine how to enjoy their favourite tuna dishes,” said Chad Sarno, co-founder and chief culinary officer of Good Catch.
He added: “We are excited to partner with Veggie Grill to offer this delicious plant-based tuna melt featuring our plant-based tuna product, and we look forward to an exciting few months ahead as we continue to expand our restaurant footprint.”
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