“Vegan Taco Bell” (total searches January 2018-August 2019: 456,500) “Vegan Starbucks” (total searches January 2018-August 2019: 216,500) “Burger King Vegan” (total searches January 2018-August 2019: 127,700) “McDonald’s Vegan” (total searches January 2018-August 2019: 139,500) “Dunkin’ Donuts Vegan” (total searches January 2018-August 2019: 116,100) It makes sense that Taco Bell would top the list, as it’s known for being among the more vegetarian-friendly chains. … [Read more...] about Vegan fast-food options: From Taco Bell to McDonald’s, Americans are searching
“While other fast food restaurants are just now dipping their toes in the meatless space, Taco Bell has long been a friend to vegetarians,” the company said in its statement. “The bean burrito has been on the menu for 50 years and is Taco Bell’s second best-selling item.” In other words: eat it, newcomers. … [Read more...] about Taco Bell’s new vegetarian menu is here to remind you that plants are plant-based too
A 2017 study suggested that consumers might also pay more for foods with “upcycled” ingredients. When the products market their ability to prevent food waste, that can also make consumers more aware of the problem and potentially help inspire them to cut waste at home, where the biggest proportion of food ends up in the trash. Americans waste nearly a pound of food per person per day. And though it can’t tackle the entire problem, upcycling food waste can make a difference; ReFed estimates that using donated products alone can divert more than 100,000 tons of food waste each year, and generate $285 million in economic value. … [Read more...] about Everything you need to know about the booming business of fighting food waste
It’s likely now that many more products will begin to come to market, both from startups and larger companies. Tyson Foods, one of the world’s largest meat producers, plans to introduce plant-based meats this year. Most types of meat and seafood still don’t have realistic plant-based alternatives. “Over the next 10 years, we’re going to see a whole bunch of new brands, new products, and technologies that just didn’t exist five years ago,” says Andrew Ive, managing general partner of Big Idea Ventures, a venture firm that is launching a new accelerator later this year in New York City and Singapore to help bring some of those brands to market. As that change happens, he says, it will have a meaningful benefit for the environment. “It’s a big opportunity. And the great thing about it is that if we do our job right, and we deliver a lot of delicious foods that just happen to not have animal protein or animal byproducts in them, it has … [Read more...] about Can plant-based meat grow from a $1 billion industry to a $20 billion industry?
Scher was already spearheading a pro bono redesign of Madison Square Park’s identity for the park’s Conservancy. So when the Conservancy decided to build a permanent burger stand on the public premises, Scher was the logical choice to ensure the burger branding didn’t clash. (And she originally picked up the Shake Shack project for free, since it was an extension of the Conservancy project.) … [Read more...] about The Untold Story Of Shake Shack’s $1.6 Billion Branding