Plant-Based Protein Solutions

Meat Alternatives: Plant-Based Protein Solutions for Restaurants

More and more plant-based protein solutions are being added to restaurant menus as demand continues to soar. Interest in meatless menu items remains strong and consumers are requesting more plant-based foods when eating out. Even fast food restaurants have jumped on to the plant-based bandwagon.

According to Tyson Foodservice, 7 out of 10 consumers are meat eaters who are respective to adding more plant-based protein to their diets. Plant-based has quickly become one of the fastest growing foodservice categories. From comfort foods to healthy foods, there are many ways you can incorporate plant-based protein solutions into your recipes.

With 57% of consumers trying to eat more plant-based items, add these high-quality plant-based protein solutions into your restaurant menu to help increase sales and appeal new customers.


Raised and Rooted

Plant based products have never tasted so crispy and flavorful. Meet this growing trend by adding the right plant-based proteins to your operation with Raised & Rooted™. Offered by an industry-leading protein provider, Tyson Foodservice, these on-trend offerings deliver the flavor and nutrition your guests crave. With nutritional appeal and familiar flavor, Raised & Rooted™ is ready to eat and is a trusted source of plant-based protein. Whether it’s nuggets, spicy nuggets or tenders, Raised & Rooted™ brings the power of plant protein to meat lovers everywhere.



Easily replaces chicken, beef or breaded fish in any recipe with Gardein™. A delicious blend of ancient grains, veggies, and non-GMO soy, wheat, and canola, Gardein™ delivers real meat taste, texture and nutrition with no cholesterol, less saturated fat, and fewer calories than traditional proteins. Your customers will appreciate this meatless option, and you will be able to attract groups of meatless and non-meatless customers that are centering their choice of eatery around the availability of meatless entrees.



Made by chefs for chefs, PAOW! has a full lineup of plant-based proteins that can be integrated into your existing recipes or used to expand your menu by creating new options. Whether you’re serving meat eaters, flexitarians, vegans, or vegetarians, the PAOW! taste revolution is for everyone. With bold flavor, this plant-based protein takes center plate no matter the recipe. Think of PAOW! pieces as a blank canvas that can be modified to any recipe and allows for protein-based freedom in the kitchen. Attract new customers by substituting PAOW! into some of your most popular menu items.



Delicious and good for the planet, the Impossible Burger is meat made from plants for customers who love ground beef. Every pound of the Impossible Burger (instead of ground beef from cows) uses: 96% less land, 87% less water and 89% less emissions. Spiced, sauced, braised, grilled, you name it — if your chef knows how to cook ground beef, then they will know how to cook the Impossible Burger. By adding the Impossible Burger to your menu, you can sit back and watch this plant-based solution drive more sales and increase revenue, foot traffic and brand perception. The sizzle and taste of ground beef from cows, made from plants – which means all the things your customers want, with none of the things they don’t. The Impossible Burger has the same amount of protein as ground beef, 0 mg of cholesterol, and no animal antibiotics or hormones.



According to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, approximately 36% of Americans have lactose malabsorption. Grow your business by giving your guests a dairy-free cheese option with Violife. This plant-based solution looks and tastes just like cheese, is free from allergens and has a longer shelf life which means less waste. You can add it to menu items such as pizza, mac & cheese, paninis, and salads. Violife is 100% vegan, based on coconut oils, and fortified with Vitamin B12, which plays an important role in the metabolism of every cell in our bodies.

The pandemic sent the popularity of plant-based eating into over-drive and now one in three Americans consider themselves a flexitarian, which is over 50% that are currently trying to incorporate more plant-based meals into their daily lives.

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