Plant-powered menu choices are powering up the foodservice market. Are you plugged in?

If you’re thinking of adding some zingy plant-based jack & annie’s vegan meatballs to your menu or offering jack & annie’s unbelievably popular vegan chicken nuggets, you should know that research says that our plant-based options will help boost your bottom line. 

Plant-based protein is more popular and in demand than ever, and it’s only going to get bigger. According to Datassential, a leading food and beverage market research and intelligence platform, plant-based is on 4.7% of US menus, with 1-year growth +35.5% and 4-year growth +2,770.3%. Jennifer Bartashus, Senior Consumer Staples analyst at Bloomberg Intelligence said, “Food-related consumer habits often come and go as fads, but plant-based alternatives are here to stay – and grow.”  And a  recent article in QSR Magazine called the plant-based movement “nothing short of a tectonic shift in consumer preferences,” and said now is the time to “seize the opportunity and innovate.” We couldn’t agree more! 

Here are just a few of the benefits of adding whole plant jack & annie’s to your menu:

1.     Reach a bigger audience. Groups dining out want restaurant options that suit everyone’s tastes. Offer vegan options and get them in your door. Then, when everyone sees the meaty goodness of meatless dishes made with jack & annie’s, you won’t just satisfy vegans, you could change the minds (and eating habits) of skeptics as well. Win-Win.

2.     Use plant protein to refresh and reinvent your menu. From jack & annie’s vegan crumbles to our vegan pulled pork or meatless meatballs, use our products to create  your own branded dishes and stir up some social media buzz about your expanded, plant-powered menu.

3.     Appeal to those hungry, socially conscious Millennials. They love to dine out (brunch anyone?), want delicious options, and are conscious about making food choices that are good for the planet. Jackfruit checks all their boxes.

4.     Never underestimate dads. According to a 2022 report from Mintel, parents, especially dads, are a key demographic for plant-based proteins overall and, in particular, for meat alternatives. So,  let’s get more jack & annie’s on the menu and get more families at your tables.

Plant-Based Trend Alert: Bloomberg Intelligence states that, “The plant-based foods market could make up to 7.7% of the global protein market by 2030, with a value of over $162 billion, up from $29.4 billion in 2020.”

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