Long John Silvers puts vegan seafood on the menu
Long John Silver’s vegan menu is officially off the hook. It just became the first national seafood chain to add plant-based fish and crab cakes to the menu.
The fast food chain has teamed up with Gathered Goods, producers of plant-based seafood Good Catch, to launch the vegan offerings. For a limited time, customers can order Good Catch Crabless Cakes and Good Catch Fishless Fillets at select locations in California and Georgia.
According to the vegan company, the brand makes its plant-based seafood using a proprietary blend of six different legumes: peas, chickpeas, lentils, soybeans, broad beans, and white beans.
Crispy and breaded fillets without fish contain 12 grams of vegetable protein. And crab-free cakes contain 15 grams of protein and offer a texture similar to conventional crab. Their taste is also comparable to that of conventional crab meat; They are seasoned with sweet peppers, green onions, parsley and a variety of spices.
Long John Silver’s launches vegan seafood
According to the market research firm Done., the vegan fish market, which includes shrimp and crab, is booming. It is expected to be worth $ 1.3 billion over the next ten years.
And with more and more people looking for plant-based options, the addition of vegan seafood by Long John Silver will help make it more accessible to those who choose not to eat fish, said. Christopher Caudill, vice president of corporate marketing: âWe believe that plant-based seafood products [our] mission in making Long John Silver’s accessible to customers hungry for more plant-based protein options.
Plant-based chefs Chad and Derek Sarno founded Good Catch in 2016. The company aims to reduce the environmental impacts of the fishing industry, which is plagued by overfishing, pollution and contributing to global warming. . “The work we do has a direct impact on our oceans and everything that inhabits them”, said Derek.
In addition to crab-free cakes and fish-free fillets, the company makes vegan fish fingers, fish burgers and tuna.
Last week, the company made headlines after launching a mobile food van, called OurWay, to distribute free vegan subs in the US and UK outside of select Subway stores. Subway recently came under scrutiny after a New York Times investigating the contents of Subway’s popular tuna sandwiches. He found no trace of tuna DNA in the food.
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